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About Path2Redemption


Path2Redemption is a 501c (3) non profit organization that was founded by Lester Young, Jr. in 2015. The mission is to provide those incarcerated (and formally incarcerated) with essential life skills for success. We also mentor the youth in hopes of preventing them from entering through the pipeline to prison.

About Lester Young, Jr


At the age of 19, Lester was sentenced to serve life in prison for murder. He served a total of 22 years and 5 months before being paroled in 2015 at the age of 41. Today, Lester is a Transformational Speaker, Certified Life Coach, Facilitator for Boys Circle, as well as the author of "The 5 Stages of Incarceration".  

How can you help us


Path2Redemption is always looking for volunteers and donors to assist in our mission of making a difference in our community, by providing assistance to those transitioning back into society after incarceration or simply aiding our youth through mentoring programs. Our Outreach Program also aids with the homeless population. Depending on the time of year, Path2Redemption provides the necessities needed for survival for those less fortunate.


Order (or donate) a copy of "The 5 Stages of Incarceration"


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and make a greater impact into the lives we serve.




  • Champion-Influenced Certified Life Coach
  • Certified for Alternative to Violent/Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
  • Certified Facilitator for The Council for Boys
  • Public Speaker Awarded First Place
  • 20/20 Bipartisan Club Leader
  • Member of "The Talented Tenth" 

Previous Events

  • Keynote Speaker for various "Stop the Violence" Rallies, 
  • Guest speaker on Big Dm 101.3 with Cynthia Hardy "OnPoint", also Hot 103.9 with with radio personality Neek,
  • Co-host with Cynthia Hardy for " Doing Good After Prison," for Fox57 News Station,
  • Specialize in workshops revolving around the issues of" Youth Empower.ment"
  • Spoke in Washington, DC with various members of Congress and Senate around Pell Grants for those incarcerated and formally incarcerated

Workshop Topics for Youth

  • Saying "No" to gangs 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Goal Setting 
  • 4 key Components of Critical Thinking 
  • Consequence os Bad Choices

Workshop Topics for formally incarcerated

  • Definition of Emotional Intelligence
  • Impulse Control/ Delaying Gratification
  • Managing One's Anger
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Stress Control