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Offline Anonymous

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YOUR RESPONSE TO SEED COST SURVEY...
« on: September 06, 2002, 02:04:00 PM »
Thank you for your responses to date regarding the cost per Seed kid.

So far, the concensus seems to be about $1,500 per child in the early 70s, plus all the $50 and $100 dollar bills on Friday nights. Can we say 100 members per Friday night at an average of $75 each for a total of $7500 each Friday night? $7500 times 52 weeks is $390,000 times 10 years is almost $4 million, or $8 million for 20 years -- just coming from the Friday night collections!!

How many of you were there in the Seed at your location at any one time. 50, 100 kids? And how long was the program; i.e., the turnover rate.

Could more people please respond for later years? the late 70s, the 80s, 90s.

My brothers were in during the 70s and believe or not, my mother later billed each brother $3,300 for her cost. So I am thinking the amount per kid was greater than $1500.

Thanks for any / all input.
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2002, 05:40:00 PM »
I am not surprised that your mother had the nerve to bill her kids for their time in the Seed.

After all,it was our fault we were there, right?
(lol)
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2002, 05:47:00 PM »
"Kids don't do bad things.  Kids have bad things done to them."
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2002, 05:15:00 PM »
In an old letter I found recently, I had written a glowing report to my other parent stating that I was so happy and that I had 350 new friends. I also wrote that this place would be spreading all over the country and soon I would have even more friends. I wanted to believe that. After i graduated the St Pete Seed in '74, I took a trip to Ft. Lauderdale with my seedling brother. We stopped by the seed there and were met with icy coldness. We were introduced in front of the group and then asked to leave. What a bunch of crap.

Hey, GET HONEST



The Seed Sucks

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2002, 09:06:00 AM »
I did not really mean that we hold any responsibility for our time served in the Seed.
It is posted tongue in cheek~~in response to a person's who stated that their parent made their children repay them the money it cost to be in the program

I can agree with you about the Seed's Sucking.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2002, 11:23:00 AM »
Well, in St Pete there were times that up to 700 kids were there. 1500 Parents, visitors, grandmas, Aunts, uncles. Do the math. It is higher than your estimate.
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