Teen mania international was an evangelical christian youth organization located in dallas, texas (formerly garden valley, texas). Teen mania focused primarily on four key programs, with a few additional smaller endeavors. It was one of the largest christian youth organizations in the u. Its primary program included acquire the fire events, described by one writer as a mix of pep rally. Teen mania filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in december 2015, following financial difficulties, a lawsuit filed by compassion international, and criticism from former interns and employees. Prior to filing bankruptcy, individuals who purchased tickets to canceled teen mania events were not refunded. Teen mania ministries too many to list august 2003 to august 2008 garden valley, texas mentored interns, taught classes, created and edited curriculum for youth pastors, and much more im sure. last week msnbc ran a piece on teen mania, and it showed a part that isnt too pretty. They highlighted an event that goes on at teen mania, called esoal, and msnbc edited vivid images together for sensationalism. To get over the harm caused by teen mania, a blog was started by recovering alumni. Every year at teen manias honor academy we facilitate a life-transforming event called esoal (emotionally stretching opportunity of a lifetime). Starting next thursday ill be part of a group of facilitators who push participants to trust the lord more than they ever have before in their lives. Raven joined teen mania after high school for a year-long internship program called the honor academy, which teen mania proudly states has more than 8,000 graduates. Most interns work full-time in call centers, soliciting new recruits for future teen mania events and programs. In january of 2010 a committee of the board was being established to review the concerns of former. The staff, volunteers, interns, and donors involved with teen mania and its various divisions believe that they are doing gods work, in gods way. Though we disagree with them, we do not doubt their sincerity. Date january 5, 2012 re recommendations for teen mania ministries calvin edwards company (cec) recently completed a strategic & operational audit (audit) and a nonprofit examination (npe) on teen mania ministries (tmm). We are a group of parents of honor academy interns who have sent our young people on an exciting adventure to serve in the christian internship of teen mania ministries. Nylon lives at the intersection of fashion, entertainment, and music. With its bold tone and colorful aesthetic, nylon is the go-to source for the young, stylish, and culture-obsessed.