Founded in 2015 by Lester Young, Path2Redemption's mission is to provide aftercare assistance for formerly incarcerated individuals with their transition back to society after incarceration.
Path2Redemption offers assistance to those formerly incarcerated, at-risk youth, the homeless population, and anyone in need of resources and/or knowledge of receiving information providing outlets to assist with receiving resources.
We offer the following programs:
Our 6-week Youth Programs engage each participant in critical thinking that empowers each participant to make better life choices when faced with peer pressure.
Path2Redmption targets young males of different ethnic backgrounds (ages 12-18). This selected group displays all (or most) of the following characteristics:
Our youth program is also offered to Juvenile Court Systems in hopes of preventing participants from entering prison. Upon conclusion of the Self-Empowerment Program, each participant will have obtained knowledge of:
Path2Redemption provides the homeless population with the necessities needed to help them adjust to the scorching temperatures during the summer and the freezing temperatures during the winter. During the summer, we walk through with bagged lunches equipped with sandwiches, bottled water, and chips.
Passing out care packages consisting of personal hygiene products, tissue, hand sanitizers, and masks to help protect them from the spread of Covid-19, Path2Redemption is there to assist!
Whether it's walking through the park during the year gifting as many as possible passing out winter gear that consists of thermal socks, sleeping bags, hats, and gloves
PARDONS and EXPUNGEMENTS are not the same. A pardon is the forgiveness of the state. If you don’t meet expungement requirements, you may file for a pardon without a lawyer.
An expungement is a court order that removes something from your criminal record. By State law, an individual can have certain arrests, charges, or convictions erased from their criminal record. This is called expungement and is a court order that removes something from your criminal record.
Path2Redemption partners with SC Legal, and other agencies, to host quarterly free expungement clinics. During these clinics, a representative explains the process needed when applying for assistance for a pardon, we also determine their eligibility to have one or more charges removed or expunged from their criminal record(s).
The request for Pardon and Expungement Clinics sometimes exceeds the quarterly expectation, if you're interested or know of someone that may benefit from this service, please click on the link below.
Depending on the financial status of the applicant, Path2Redemption provides funds to take care of ALL FEES associated with the process (application, cost of pardon, and/or expungement). If you would like to donate towards expenses to help someone that's not financially able to take care of the fees associated with the expungement/pardon process, click the link below, choose the preset amount or enter your own amount. We greatly appreciate any assistance you're able to provide
Path2Redemption realizes that when a loved one is behind bars, the families and loved ones suffer as well.
Our retreats offer sanctuaries for families of those incarcerated as well. These retreats offer a space for vulnerability and reflection.
Path2Redemption Retreats creates a space for those formerly incarcerated allowing them to close their eyes, relax, and look deep within themselves.
We have a variety of nature trails that help to clear your mind, strengthen your body, and enjoy the delights of hiking, and mountain climbing.
Each participant returns home with a sense of peace, tranquility, relaxation, peace of mind, and ready to move forward with renewed purpose.
For those formerly incarcerated, having to adjust to life after prison can have quite an impact on one's mental state of mind. Having a retreat is not required, but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
The demand for forklift operators has been steadily rising for the last four years. Job postings for forklift operators have doubled. The average worker makes an annual salary of $35,360, which is more than double the national minimum salary. Path2Redemption offers a 2-day Forklift Certification. The course is given by an OSHA Certified Instructor.
The Forklift Operator training consists of the 3 sections:
Upon successful completion of classroom instruction and passing hands-on training, each participant is registered as an Osha-Certified Forklift Driver and able to obtain employment within any state without having to be tested again. In addition to receiving their certification, each participant's name is listed and easily obtainable for verification on The Osha Website as proof of classroom participation.
Our community has access to many resources. Unfortunately for some residents with limited mobility, this information slips through the cracks, forcing them to go without assistance designed to help.Path2Redemption offers an Annual Conference that provides information outlets currently available to these residents.
We have representatives and vendors onsite that provide free clothing and brochures with information on free healthcare
The conference consists of as many as 40 companies/vendors. A few in attendance are as follows:
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions for those currently incarcerated, as well as continue to provide youth mentoring for those that are at risk. We also use donations to send copies of "The Five Stages of Incarceration" into prisons, detention centers, and transitional homes in hopes of helping those incarcerated discover their own on a personal journey of redemption.