If you were to ask anyone who has ever achieved any significant level of success in life, how they did it, if they are completely honest with you they will admit that they did not do it alone. They had people in their life who guided, directed, advised, motivated, pushed, pulled and encouraged them every step of the way.
Mentoring has become an increasingly successful way of providing much needed levels of support for the returning ex-offender. Our experience when working with this segment of our population has been that the majority of people really do want to change but have no idea how to do it.
With great success, HOPE for Prisoners has provided comprehensive solutions to meet the needs of men and women returning from prison to our local community. A key component to that success has been our mentoring program. Over the past two years, in partnership with the faith-based community, HOPE for Prisoners has had the privilege of positively impacting the lives of hundreds of returning ex-offenders as they reintegrate back into their family, the workplace, and the community.
With nearly 6,000 men and women being released each year in Nevada, we have only scratched the surface of the impact that can be made in our great state. Our goal is to increase our team of trained, dedicated, committed mentors to an army of well over 300 by the end of 2015. Our strategy for doing that?
HOPE for Prisoners is very proud to announce our partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies as we expand our Mentoring Program. We are truly excited at this monumental, historical movement in the reentry arena. We believe that we are setting a national benchmark in reentry, as the faith-based community partners with law enforcement in mentoring returning ex-offenders.
We would like to extend you a special invitation to be a part of it all. If you or someone you know has a heart for helping other people and are willing to be trained and equipped with effective strategies for providing quality mentoring to men, women and young adults in our community, we need your help.
Dates and times of training are as follows:
October 11 (Saturday) – 9:00am – 3:00pm
October 14 (Tuesday) – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
October 18 (Saturday) – 9:00am – 3:00pm
At the end of the training you will become a HOPE for Prisoners certified Reentry Mentor and will be provided with material to assist you as you are matched up with a graduate from our program.