Too many people who have experienced incarceration are pressured by probation, parole agents and family members to find any job and become game fully employed without considering the academic ambitions of the individual. Many people who have not completed formal education are unaware of the benefits of returning to school.
Students who are returning to community colleges and universities are provided with financial consideration in the form of financial aid, scholarships and internships. In an attempt to reverse the school-to-prison pipeline, we provide non-violent offenders with knowledge of self. Much like an individual who has filed bankruptcy is less likely to make the same financial mistakes again, we believe anyone who has committed a crime and paid their debt to society deserves the opportunity to succeed in the world of work. However, in order for them to truly succeed, they must be trained to effectively navigate the job market by having the correct academic credentials.