2nd Chance University is a non-profit dedicated to educating, employing, and empowering the justice-involved. Our 18-book, 4-6 month intensive programs take an aggressive interactive approach founded by trauma-informed care, behavioral modification, and consciousness consequence theory.
2nd Chance University programs serve youth (14-17 years of age), adult diversion to incarceration (18-24 years of age, low level offense), and adult pre/post release.
Our material and workshops take advantage of real people, real life, and real issues. Virtual participants throughout the pages are real and so is their story.
During these submission we bring core characters to the forefront, are not censored, and depict life during and after arrest factually. I encourage each reader to follow the stories, respond to the questions, and regain lost hope.
At this time, let me introduce Stick, a solid contributor and has been with 2nd Chance University since 2012.
- Served 11 ½ years in one of the hardest penal systems in the country, Texas.
Doing time: A tall raw-boned red headed man sat next to me in the holding cell. He said his name was Red. We talked a little and he told me he was in for stabbing his girlfriend with a pitchfork. She didn’t die.
“But,” he said, “She won’t be looking at any other men now!”
I asked, “Why’s that?”
Red said, “I stuck the pitchfork in her face and the prongs went into her eyes, so now she can’t see.”
A cold chill went up my spine as I looked at this pasty faced man, I didn’t comment, but moved a few inches away.
Insight: What life and everyday choices will you give up by going to prison?
In future articles, we will learn more about Stick, Duck, and others as they share their story.
2nd Chance University is a non-profit designed for those who have stumbled within our justice system as they regain their Commitment, Hope, and Empowerment.
I welcome your stories to be added into our series. If you chose to share or support, email me directly. For those wishing to introduce 2CU and our programs into an organization, institution, or facility, please step forward.
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