Help SCLS develop a FREE complete, online GED virtual school. We need to develop this for use in our program so we decided to just make it freely available online to any one that wants to study for the GED in Florida.
If you are an educator in:
Contact us to see our working demo!
Help us develop this MOOC and support the students that use it in our forum.
Once we develop the MOOC we will use that in our program to do in-reach in correctional facilities. To facilitate that we will develop a very basic tablet so that we can then offer a cheaper, more efficient way to serve educational materials.
Once we complete the GED component it will remain freely available on the Internet and we will continue with our mission of reaching behind correctional walls. Second Chance is working to develop a program based on the Therapeutic Community environment with a very strong component of education, life skills, business etiquitte and job training to help persons change their lives. This GED component is just one part of a very ambitious project.
It is our mission to reduce recidivism in our correctional system using the advantages of 21st century technology.
For corrections officials and interested parties please contact us for a look at our WORKING DEMO.
Theapeutic Communities or TC is a group living environment that focuses on positive living and life choices that is an important part of the Aftercare in our program. Usually TCs focus on a particular area like physical disabilities or mental disabilities but they can be directd towards any particular area. The focus of the TC we envision is developed on focusing on recovery from drug addiction and rehabilitation from a life of criminal behavior.
TC's are guided by onsite residential staff that include counselors, facilitators, managers and the residents are part of the structure and live as role models, sponsors, tutors and friends that help friends change their lives.
Our TC will also be a key extension of the Second Chance program. The clients information and work product completed while they were incarceratd follows them out to the transitional housing. All of the resources for personal finance, job search, the resume they create, additional trainging resources are all available through the virtual iniversity accesses with their tablet as part of the program.
We need your help. We need the following people from the following professions to assist in fully developing this project.
- Mental Health Professionals
- Recovery Professionals
- Engineer able to spec our tablet design.
If you can assist us please click the Contact Us link and drop a message.
After an extensive search Second Chance is proud to announce that we have found our television host and spokesperson.
Mr. Wayne Johnson. is a professional presenter, facilitator, and narrator who excels at presenting information using a variety of techniques and formats such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos and lectures. Just as important as his communication and on-camera skills is that Wayne has over 20 years hands on experience with addiction and recovery, which will be addressed as a large part of our program.
SCLS has received its first "letter of intent" to begin the installation of our program from Sheriff Dave W. Hofmeier of Sheridan, Wyoming.
Our Director of Grant Administration, Harold Mullholand, made the trip representing Second Chance to Wyoming to meet with Sheriff Hofmeier in August. A few days after the meeting the Sheriff informed Harold that he had discussed it with Lt. Garrett, head of the detention center and they agree that we must do what we can to help people so they are not returning to jail and prison.
The Sheridan County Detention Center recently underwent major renovations more than doubling capacity and expanding services to include a full time nursing staff, a kitchen that is responsible for the preparation of all inmate meals, and the implementation of security measures to enhance the safety for inmates and detention officers alike.