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Second Chance and Job Training Program

We InSpire, Inc.

A 501 (C)(3) non profit organization

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“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”    -Malcolm X

“If you are planning for a year; sow rice.  If you are planning for a decade, plant trees. If you are planning for a lifetime; educate the people”


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

― Nelson Mandela

“Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

In 2012, young adults—people between the ages of 18 and 24—accounted for just 10 percent of the U.S. population but nearly 30 percent of people arrested and 21 percent of all people admitted to adult state and federal prisons. In that same year, 18- to 20-year-olds accounted for approximately 20 percent of people in juvenile residential facilities; of those, 40 percent were black, according to data from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Developmental research shows that young adults continue to mature well into their 20's and exhibit clear differences from both youth and older adults. Although young adults are more cognitively developed than youth, they are also more impulsive, more likely to engage in risky behaviors, and less cognizant of the consequences of their actions than older adults. Many young adults lack engagement in school and work, face mental health and substance use issues, are disconnected from family and other caring adults, and experience homelessness—all factors that put them at risk of entering the justice system. Data also show that young adults have higher recidivism rates than older adults.  (December 20, 2016 - By Emily Morgan and Katy Albis, CSG Justice Center Staff).

Real Life Answers To Real Life Problems

We Inspire, Inc. tailor services to the indentified target population to reflect the developmental needs of each individual youth. Responsivity factors affect a youth’s ability to obtain benefit from the services provided.  Responsitivity factors include a youth’s level of motivation, interpersonal anxiety/self esteem, communication barrierss, difficulty processing infromation, cognitive maturity, literacy, level of intellectual functioning, gender, mental illnesss (including post tramatic stress disorder) history of poverty, and/or history of abuse/neglect.  Other services will be provided as needed, including housing assistance, guidance in using all community resources such as public transportation and being available to answer questions and provide direction whenever the student is struggling with life or within the program.

We Inspire, Inc. provides a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/ Case Manager which will conduct a social assessment on every program participant to identify any special needs such as mental health issues that may be a barrier to that participant being successful and provide appropriate therapeutic intervention to get them help.  We also will monitor cases by verifying clients' attendance; observing and evaluating treatments and responses; advocating for needed services and entitlements; obtaining additional resources; intervening in crises; providing personal support.

   “If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.” ― Brian Tracy