Our programs for youth focus on prevention, intervention and self-efficacy. These presentations/workshops are conducted by previously incarcerated adults who are willing to share their experiences and offer insight to effect change. The heartfelt stories help youth open up about their own life and ask for help. We offer these workshops for a variety of different groups including schools, community centers, youth groups, churches, detention centers and juvenile prisons. The programs consist of either a 3-4 hour workshop or a more intensive four-part curriculum. We also offer presentations tailored for school assemblies and large groups.
These presentations offer audiences the opportunity to hear directly from people who have been involved in our criminal justice system. This dialogue may include — but is not limited to — their personal stories and the stories they are hearing from youth involved in the IF Project, the realities of our penal system, reentry solutions and how to reduce and prevent choices and actions that led to incarceration. We offer these trainings and presentations to organizations, community centers, school administration and teachers, law enforcement, parents and other people and programs that work with youth. We also conduct presentations and trainings at universities and conferences.