When someone is incarcerated or struggling with addiction, it touches the lives of all those around them. As much as colleagues and mentors may want to help, however, they often feel powerless; they don’t know the best way to show their support and likely need support themselves.
At 2nd Opportunity, we enjoy collaborative relationships with businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies that allow us to share our lived experience and programming with their populations—with a mutual end goal of empowering individuals who have experienced life-changing setbacks to build a better future.
Our variety of distribution methods—in person, via WebEx or Zoom, online, and via tablet—makes it possible for us to accommodate organizations’ needs and comply with any restrictions. Virtual programming and virtual peer support allow us to forge a bond with participants even when we can’t meet in person.
We recommend that organizations offer our three courses in the sequence presented below. Here’s an overview of our offerings:
A program designed for anyone seeking a fresh start, including individuals faced with rebuilding their lives as they re-enter society after incarceration or overcome an addiction, people looking to move on following a divorce or death, and those who are simply struggling to gain traction in their lives. The most comprehensive of our three courses, A Path Forward© includes two hours of video instruction, a 42-page workbook, and activities and quizzes to reinforce the material covered.
The program presenter will guide participants through:
A program designed to teach participants the fundamentals of finance needed to function in today’s world. The course includes 90 minutes of video instruction, a 23-page workbook, and activities and quizzes to ensure participants are absorbing the material.
Basic skills covered include:
A highly participative workshop designed to help people reevaluate and rebuild following a negative life-changing event by determining their values and setting attainable goals that they can leverage into long-term success. The course includes two hours of video instruction, a 35-page workbook, and quizzes, activities and goal-setting worksheets participants can refer back to as they progress through their career and life goals.
Throughout the course, individuals will learn how to:
We know firsthand that resources and support are essential to overcoming the challenges of re-entry and rebuilding, which is why all program participants also have access to:
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