6-WEEK PROGRAM

Each week our participants attend class 1-3 PM Monday through Friday. Class work focuses on preparation for their national certification exam.

Each Friday they  shadow senior personal trainers, seeing the content they are learning put to use.  Saturdays our participants undergo software training at Microsoft’s New York City flagship location. Throughout the rigorous 6 weeks, participants also focus on a set of soft skills to make them successful in their interpersonal skills and salesmanship, such as:

Principles of Training

Mindset Training

Customer Service

Client Relationships

Client Retention

After the six weeks of classes finish and their exam has been passed, they are given three days of software training through Microsoft.  

OUR EDUCATION PROCESS

01

RECRUIT

  • Hold employment workshops at Queensboro Correctional Facility, Sing Sing, and Federal half-way houses
  • Job Fairs
02

EDUCATE

6-week intensive includes:

  • Prep for National Certification Exam
  • Soft Skills of being a salesperson
  • Shadow established fitness professionals 
  • Software Training  at Microsoft
03

JOB PLACEMENT

Week 6 of the program includes national certification exam, CPR certification, interview prep, and networking to insure job placement

BY THE NUMBERS

89%

INCARCERATED FOR A NON-VIOLENT OFFENSE

0%

A SECOND U PARTICIPANTS WHO RE-OFFENDED

93%

MAINTAINED CONSISTENT EMPLOYMENT AFTER PARTICIPATING IN A SECOND U

NATIONAL AVERAGES OF EMPLOYMENT AFTER PRISON

AVERAGE LEVEL OF COMPLETED EDUCATION0%

CURRENTLY EMPLOYED*0%

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

AVERAGE LEVEL OF COMPLETED EDUCATION

27%

HIGH SCHOOL

49%

GED

8%

COLLEGE

16%

NA/OTHER