The Process of Success
Emotional Intelligence Training
In-Depth Vocational Training
BREAKING THE CYCLE
Due to numerous systematic setbacks and obstacles, obtaining and maintaining full-time employment with benefits after incarceration is extremely difficult, and in some cases, impossible. Without the opportunity to make a decent living, many will return to the same behavior, beliefs, and relationships that led to their initial incarceration.
Our clients will receive addiction therapy, emotional intelligence training, and hands-on vocational training to assist them with creating a better future for themselves, their loved ones, and the communities that they live in. After completion, they will go directly into full-time employment. Many of our corporate partners offer substantial pay, with benefits, to the graduates of our program.
While they are employed, our clients will continue to receive therapy and mentorship for an additional twelve months. This provides the support system that many in this position would not be afforded otherwise and will allow graduates to properly reintegrate into their community.
The prevention of recidivism, especially in those aged 18 to 25, is imperative to the community. The addition of both emotional therapy and addiction therapy has the potential to lower the recidivism rate for this population and increase the probability of success outside of incarceration settings for our clients. We will provide services for 20-30 youth per quarter, funded mainly by grants and donations for the first three to four years.
Chosen For Success is dedicated to assisting other at-risk populations with necessary services in order for them to achieve success. These populations include chronically homeless, former veterans of the armed forces, individuals with low literacy attainment, and other groups that have difficulty qualifying, finding, and maintaining sustainable employment.
GOOD FOR EVERYONE
Giving young men and women the support needed to take the steps toward positive self-sufficiency isn’t just pivotal in their lives; it's changing the lives of everyone involved. The graduates of Chosen for Success have a 90% chance of remaining out of the system after release. We found what was lacking in the system, and we are moving towards solving it. And with an alternate way to live that doesn’t involve crime, a safer community and world is created.
Our program offers those previously incarcerated the chance to walk through a door that, in most cases, had always been unavailable to them. Through our relationships in the corporate world, participants in our program are given a chance to make an honest living through in-depth training, full-time hours, and benefits. Our partners understand the synergistic effectiveness of emotional intelligence training, addiction therapy, and vocational training; and know that those with our stamp of approval are already a good candidate that is willing to work hard to make a change.
"Your future is determined by who you choose to trust."
“Chosen for Success is perfect for men, women and youth in or coming out of challenging environments, who are looking to reach their level of excellence, regardless of their past. They will experience an increase in emotional wellness and stability, which will create the best version of themselves.”
Jeff “Chef Jeff” Henderson
System Impacted, Motivational Speaker, and Corporate Trainer
“I came home after 26 years in prison with a dream but no clear plan to make it a reality. Working with Rodney Taylor has been transformative for my life in the best of ways. He introduced me to the right people, resulting in job opportunities and investments into my business ventures. I can honestly say that l likely wouldn’t be as far along as I am today without Rodney’s mentorship.”
Anerae “X-Raided” Brown
System Impacted, Entertainer, and Businessman
"Doesn’t matter where you come from, what you have or don’t have... All you need to tap into is your undying passion for what you choose to do in this life, such that it becomes your "why." Call forth your relentless drive and the commitment to be and do whatever it takes to be successful in whatever you declare to create in your everyday life. This becomes your life legacy."
CEO, ChoiceCenter Leadership University