Second Chance-Restorative Justice Initiative

Young Adults Program Mission

MJE’s youth and education efforts challenge unequal relationships and social patterns that are underlying the causes of violence. We empower youth to be leaders, recover from trauma, and gain entry into the workforce. Youth are supported through relationship building, civic engagement, and leadership training grounded in experimental learning.

MJE’s operating model hinges on two key mechanisms: Education and Engagement. Education provides the leadership tools MJE clients need to recover from trauma and gain sustainable employment. Engage in opportunities to put what they have learned into practice by pursuing personal and career goals.

Second Chance Program

MJE Supports 200 young adults ages 16-24 who are incarcerated.Following intake, evaluation and assessment, young adults are connected with Case Management services as well as mentoring. The goal is to plan for their future when they are released from prison. This includes MJE’s You Matter Personal Leadership Training as well as advocacy for public assistance, programs, and related services in the community.

 

Monthly Program Book

Every month young adults engage in weekly workshops to enhance soft skills, build networking opportunities, and work on personal development. We also offer 8 week series workshops on the following topics listed.

Financial Empowerment

Designed to provide young adults knowledge to make positive financial decisions. Materials cover budgeting, distinguishing between needs and wants and building wealth.

Personal Leadership Development

Gain the tools to further your personal development. Identify SMART goals and work on achieving them with an individualized plan.

Professional Development

Focused on soft skills training to support stronger communication, social intelligence and work ethic. Workshops include resume building, learning how to draft and respond to emails, and more.

Health & Wellness

Work towards creating healthier habits through self-care activities. Understanding that to live a healthy life it is important to think about your mind, body and soul.

Young Adults Program Mission

MJE’s youth and education efforts challenge unequal relationships and social patterns that are underlying the causes of violence. We empower youth to be leaders, recover from trauma, and gain entry into the workforce. Youth are supported through relationship building, civic engagement, and leadership training grounded in experimental learning.

MJE’s operating model hinges on two key mechanisms: Education and Engagement. Education provides the leadership tools MJE clients need to recover from trauma and gain sustainable employment. Engage in opportunities to put what they have learned into practice by pursuing personal and career goals.

 

Young Parents Program

Annually, MJE Supports 50 young single parents ages 15-24 who have dropped out of school, or are at risk for dropping out. Following intake, evaluation and assessment, young parents are engaged in MJE programs and provided with case management services including referral and mentoring. Services include MJE’s YOU Matter Personal Leadership Training, Financial Empowerment, & Career Readiness Training as well as advocacy assistance and related services. MJE offers workshop series on the various topics to community members.