The entrepreneurship program through Resilience Education is what helped me discover the potential I really had, helped to build my self-esteem and confidence, and to believe I could do anything I set my mind to. I learned how to handle my personal finances, overall business basics, develop a business plan. and run my own business. We were treated like normal human beings, despite our mistakes that led us there. When you are attending these classes, you would almost forget for a second that you were in prison.
My experience with Resilience Education has been both challenging and fulfilling. Leading classes with the Socratic method has pushed me to learn with and from the students as they draw from past experiences to understand issues and make decisions. At the same time, it’s rewarding to use my privileges to dignify and empower people that are often forgotten by society.