In 2017, the United States Senate declared April Second Chance month. A month that is dedicated to those individuals who are making the transition from incarceration into society, most commonly known as the Re-entry population. Many might ask “why do second chances matter?”
FIT believes that supporting second chances for these returning individuals acknowledging that a person’s worth as more than just their past choices. Second chance month brings awareness to those with a criminal background with the goal of improving perceptions and encouraging more opportunities for these individuals. FIT took the opportunity on April 25th to celebrate all our Re-entry clients, by providing Starbucks coffee and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Clients were able to come in to enjoy coffee and doughnuts throughout the day.
Our clients mean a lot to us, they are the reason that we are here and what better way to spotlight them during a month dedicated to second chances. FIT has been working with the Re-entry population for many years now, helping individual’s open doors that were previously closed to them before. The goal being that each client can become an active and contributing member to their community, keeping them from back tracking into old habits that lead to poor choices.
A huge thank you to Starbucks Coffee and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for their donations making this celebration possible, the FIT teams, and of course of our guest of honor our clients. FIT is proud of you all and wishes you all the best of luck and support as you make this transition.