Our vision is to provide an enriching educational environment that provides for our learners, a
realization that each of us has value and that each of us has a contribution to make in this life.
WHAT WE DO
We Inspire, Inc. provide educational counseling and assistance in job preparation services to participants that are 18 and older, and or 2nd chance offenders giving them an opportunity to develop new skills for today’s job markets. Along with educational assistance, we provide transportation assistance along with clothing (on case by case basis) and ability to obtain their real high school diplomas creating a more fulfilling pathway to a different future.
This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. We Inspire, Inc. provide support to facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to the improved economic well-being and security of economically disadvantaged individuals. Our program is designed to equip disadvantaged young people with the credentials and skills they need to secure employment with opportunities for career advancement in a variety of fields.
“PEOPLE DO MAKE MISTAKES AND I THINK THEY SHOULD BE PUNISHED. BUT THEY SHOULD BE FORGIVEN AND GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A SECOND CHANCE. WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS.”
Nationally, the impact of repeat offenders on the juvenile justice system is profound: Almost 60% of youth return to juvenile court before they turn 18. (Synder & Sickmund, 2006) Youth leaving incarceration are often under educated and has limited vocational skills. (Bullis, Yovanoff, Mueller, & Havel, 2002). The stigma of their criminal background can restrict or even preclude them from access to opportunities for employment, housing, and even social activities, depending on their crime and the restrictions placed upon them as conditions of their parole. Also, a lack of ability to generate adequate financial resources through acceptable means often further stymies their efforts to gain independence.
What determines the offenders ability to re-enter society? It is not the law, nor the well mined intentions of parents and many organizations. It is almost entirely up to the individual himself to work toward being a member of society and show he has the ability to abide by the law. But as an organization, it is our desire to inspire a sense of responsibility and to arrest the causes of recidivism and show a clear pathway to a life filled with the promise of a different future through education.