Author, Chris Papst, receives the inside scoop on how NSNS began it's journey. The essential need for quality education and hope that drives this mother and son.
On April 18, 2021, NSNS invited our funders, participants, community partners, friends and family to join us for another milestone moment for us.
THE EMPLOY BALTIMORE SHOW, to share the community services provided by No Struggle No Success, Inc.
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We all have had a moment in life that wish never occurred, acting on impulsive, lack of immaturity and poor decision making can change your life in matter of seconds... when does the cycle of pain ends? Change is needed!
NSNS's recipe is to blend the journey of incarcerated individual with those who have walked in their shoes & those directly impacted by the incarceration to share the roadmap of a second chance at life. Identifying and addressing the barriers to remove the optional of reoffending.
Stanley Mitchell, NSNS Program Director was determined not to lose himself. Regrouping after serving 38 years in prison, Stanley Mitchell is now known as an expert and leader in the criminal and juvenile justice reform field. Stanley’s work has been invaluable to justice reform efforts in Maryland aimed at improving outcomes for individuals who have come in contact with the justice system. He is recognized nationally because of his work. In addition to being a policy expert, Stanley is also an expert strategist with a keen understanding of how laws and policies are passed, and the levers needed to make those changes. Because of his practical and policy experience Stanley is one of the goes to experts on justice reform for Maryland legislators and administration officials. He always carries with him the experiences of others as he is advocating for meaningful changes to the justice system.
One of Stanley’s best qualities is that the example he sets inspires others to work harder and with purpose. Stanley is a consummate professional who always advances the work and other’s needs over himself. He always makes himself available to others who he can help. His unselfishness combined with his experience, expertise and professionalism is truly invaluable. Stanley’s work has undoubtedly improved outcomes for individuals impacted by the Maryland justice system where he uses his own experience and his experience advocating and helping others to drive policy change. He does not have an off button.
He lives and breathes justice reform and is one of the most knowledgeable strategic talents working in this field. While Stanley is an expert in justice reform policy it is his empathy and willingness to go the extra mile that separates him from others. Stanley has used his experiences and education to train others on how to become self-sufficient and work toward a purpose. He has shown a particular passion for redirecting youth. This program is to offer hope from the inside to coming outside. Myself and my staff understand that prison, long-term incarceration, change people.
The difference is "Does it change them for the better? Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. "More times than not, it doesn’t. It makes a person more bitter, more hateful, especially when…the rules are not applied fairly. This is why we have a mission and vision to connect with department of corrections to communicate & counsel inmates before their health deteriorates, before they are killed, or accumulate more time, extending their sentence, before they received a call of a loved one dying and depression and suicide.
NSNS hope is to show that individuals can change, maturity, responsible for their poor decision making and the lives that were affected. Push into trauma and pulled out with accountability.
Jajyevoune was released April 19, 2022 on parole.
Jajyevoune current age 22.
NSNS will serve 70+ youth per year. Mentorship to keep youth connected to quality education, healthy entertainment, health education, career opportunities and activities, summer program, sports, arts, poetry, dance, music, and community development.
Last Updated: September 15, 2022
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