A "Second Chance" At Life
With this program, prisoners will be able to get their life back.
Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)
I want to create a program where it will help the prisoners obtain jobs. The program will have to have them teach their peers about environmental science. The program will help learn about the issues of the world and it will teach them how to be teachers and students. To be a teacher a person needs to know how listen to others, patience, and how to deal with different personalities. To be a student a person has the opportunity to retain new knowledge about a subject. The way to teach the prisoners is first asking for a volunteer and reaching out to the community, then after it will be the first prisoner class will teach their own class.
Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)
The people are the adults of the prisons. They will benefit from my idea because it will help them learn life skills that will help them with getting jobs outside of prison.
How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)
What’s different with my idea compared to other initiatives is that for my program it will them with the outside world and it could be an incentive for them to get released. It will start in jail, rather than outside of jail. The advantage of having this idea implemented is that more people will be able to get jobs and contribute to the community. I believe my approach will be most successful because it is easy to implement in jail systems and it is only going to help the people.
Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)
Initial Design: I am exploring the idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.
Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)
My Environmental Science class teaches students how they can change the world and how we can make it better for the future generations.
Organization Filing Status
No, but we plan to register in the future.
In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.
The prisoners are screwed from the start. The jail system isn’t created correctly. I wanted to fix it and give the prisoners a chance at living their life. Automatically if they are released, people look at them with disgust; and that isn’t right.
Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).
For an idea bridging Peace, Prosperity, and Planet: Peace and Prosperity is disrupted by the prisoners being neglected on basic needs to live in the prisons. Planet will be improved upon by the knowledge of the prisoners from the classes in the program.
Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)
My environmental science class is engaged with my project idea. When I told them the idea they we’re in full support of the idea. They have given my construction criticism on my idea and new ways of thinking of factors for my idea. I have accumulated over 800 service hours to my community. The majority of my service hours I obtained from being a counselor at multiple camps. This relates to my idea because I helped teach the kids about working together and how to take care of the Earth we live in.
Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)
In my community I believe the prisoners are looking for a way to get out of the prison.
Any American prison system.
How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)
It will be a regular school year for the idea→ 10 months to teach the prisoners, then another 10 for the prisoners to teach their peers.
Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)