With the type of company we are and the products we build, we’re lucky enough to work with so many incredible, brag-worthy organizations that are truly changing the world. That’s why we love bragging about our clients and couldn’t wait to share their story with you!
Today, we’d like to take a minute to talk about The Reset Foundation. We’re huge fans of the people behind the foundation (we’re talking to you Keena & Jen!) and big supporters of their mission to re-imagine incarceration in America.
With the highest incarceration rate of any other country, America accounts for 25% of the world’s prison population and has a staggering 68% rearrested rate within three years of being released from prison.
These statistics are not only detrimental to our economy, but for the general well-being of our nation. Yet, nothing has come along to shake up the status quo and combat the flaws in our prison system. Until, now.
Insert: The Reset Foundation – aiming to decrease these statistics with their “Reset Campuses.”
One factor is scientifically proven to change these statistics: Education. The Reset Foundation’s pilot campus flips the current prison system on its head and focuses on the education of the individuals, equipping students with the mindsets, skills and opportunities needed to succeed and contribute to their communities in meaningful ways.
Designed with education at the forefront, the Reset Campuses resemble a college campus more than a typical prison. Men between the ages of 18 and 24, serving one to three year sentences for non-serious crimes will be given the opportunity to spend their sentenced time at the campus.
In addition to an education in the very literal sense, students will have the opportunity to learn career skills and study personal development for individual growth.
Fun fact: one of the Reset Foundation’s founders, Jen, even has her own TedX talk you can watch here
We’re excited to be a part of their journey and to see what the future holds for them!
Stay up to date on their exciting happenings as they get ready to launch their first campus this fall by connecting on Facebook.