Watch the Video! "Alone" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #36)
I occasionally do private tutoring and scholarship coaching, and one of my students recently shared an observation with me that blew my mind. This student is an adult who teaches parolees math so that they can receive a GED and put their lives back together.
I asked him, "What is the biggest factor that determines whether a parolee will violate parole and end up back in jail?"
I thought he was going to say, "a job" or "stable housing" or "getting a GED." But he simply said, "Community. If they have people in their lives who love them and give them something to live for, they are more likely to stay out of jail."