NEXT TRAINING: Sat. Sept. 24, 2016 (Sat 8:30-4pm with lunch) at the Government Services Center in West Chester. Thresholds teaches a course on decision making to men and women inmates at the Chester County Prison and to juveniles at the Chester County Youth Center. The eight week course is taught at the Prison three times a year: in the fall, winter and spring. During a cycle, volunteers meet one-on-one with inmates for 60-90 minutes, once a week for eight weeks. Volunteers assist inmates -- who also attend one group session per week -- to think through a situation, to consider the consequences and how to set and achieve goals. The purpose of this is to empower inmate-students to learn the difference between reacting and making a decision as well as to develop the ability to set and create/act on a plan to achieve goals in the hopes that this knowledge will positively impact their life and community in the future. Volunteers are not obligated to teach every cycle and may decide after the weekend training whether or not to continue with the program. Volunteers do not need to have any special skills or teaching background to participate!! All you need is a willingness to have a direct positive impact on the life of an inmate. Both the Chester County Prison and the Youth Center are located in Pocopson, Chester County, Pennsylvania, about 5 miles west of West Chester.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Full day training Saturday 9a-4pm
- One day a week for eight weeks during class cycle