Manuel Chavez/ Class 10: Leadership Training

251. What does leadership mean to you? Strong, strength, the desire to become the best. 252. In what ways have your past decisions prepared you for leadership? I decided in ’05, that I wasn’t strong enough to do all this time on my own. I finally got down on bended knees and God and Jesus… Read More

Manuel Chavez/ Class 9: Financial Literacy

223. How would you gauge your level of financial literacy today? I would rate it as poor at best. I do know that  I will have to rely on my family for initial support, unless I get a big break on my patent. I sank all of my money I made working for UNICOR into… Read More

James Hunt/ Class 7: Support Network

174. In what ways do you perceive relationships with people you knew prior to confinement to evolve over the course of your imprisonment? For alot of the relationships that I had prior to being confined, most now hold on to the hope that this will be the time when I become the person that they… Read More

James Hunt/ Class 6: Communication Skills

151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life. Throughout life without the skills your self confidence can take a hit, such as in school when you do not speak up for fear of being wrong and sounding stupid. Or when you misspoke and brought about the… Read More

James Hunt/ Class 5: Self-Improvement Training

126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? If a person placed the same energy and thought to what he stood in his way, he would figure and learn to see if the shift in his desire changed. He has got to want it. 127. What is your… Read More

James Hunt/ Class 8: Relationship Training

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? It is improving every day. I want to benefit others, and myself, and prove that I am progressing through this prison term. I have great joy knowing I am connected to the world, and reaching out from prison. It helps me prepare. 201. To… Read More

Michael Cade/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? 17. Describe your background with regard to your education, vocation or career, troubles with the law. I have come to the understanding that the attitude I project plays a significant role in determining my prospects for success. Prior to my imprisonment, I projected an attitude of a street thug and a… Read More

Julius Lige/ Class 10: Leadership

251. What does leadership mean to you? My perception of leadership is an individual who possesses the ability to direct, orchestrate, and pursue a deliberate course of action. To show leadership means to utilize your skills to accomplish your goals, regardless of the circumstances. 252. In what ways have your past decisions prepared you for… Read More

Charles Day/ Class 6: Communication Skills

151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life. The entire time that I was operating in a mentality full of pride, was inadequate, and hindered me from obtaining the resources that I have acquired today. 152. Describe situations where stronger communication skills may have enhanced your… Read More

Jonathan McCarty/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? My name is Jonathan McCarty. I am 38 years old. At around 16 years old I picked up the nickname JB, and it has stuck with me every since. I am married to Adrian, and have three children, Jonathan Jr. 18, Mariah 16, and Jasmin 11. Today February 11, 2012, as… Read More

Charles Day / Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? I would define them as more clear as time passes. Through out my incarceration, the management skills that used to exist or that were used in my previous lifestyle have become aparent to me. As I’ve transitioned into this values based, God driven, and purpose filled… Read More

Shawn Piper/ Class 10: Leadership Training

251. What does leadership mean to you? To take the initiative to guide you and/or others to what’s good and profitable. Be at the head and move first in a positive direction, to encourage and show those that have faith in you the path to success. Commitment to advance using our skills to come out… Read More


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