OK 1st Beauty school- female prison
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections and the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering both endorse this program and have been supportive in our efforts to establish this school.
This old unused building is going to be re-purposed into Oklahoma's first Beauty College at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center.....and it needs alot of work!!! Please check out our website. R.I.S.E. Program (Re-entry Investment/ Student Education) is an official 501c3 non-profit organization.
After 2 years, we finally have a building and it needs serious renovations to make this Oklahoma's first fully functional Beauty College at MBCC (Mabel Bassett Correctional Center houses nearly 1,300 incarcerated women) We are excited to re-purpose this unused space for educational purposes which will allow female offenders the opportunity to test at a state level and earn thier Cosmetology license prior to their release.
This educational opportunity (1 year program) will change 20 qualified women's lives and their children's lives. These ladies will have the opportunity to stand on their own once they are released and will be changed women, moms, and tax paying citizens. This will help resolve the ever growing recidivism rate (return to prison) by giving them the tools to live life successfully and eliminating the hopeless thoughts of re-offending. For some, this will be the only time they have accomplished ANYTHING for themselves. How amazing it is to witness lives being transformed.
Please know that you donations have been hard at work..we have helped 2 women get their cosmetology license reinstated, established a scholarship program at Central State where we have 1 lady enrolled, we have attended many re-entry events and have enjoyed strong partnerships with many local re-entry groups including: job placement, recovery support, housing, clothing, and transportation.
If you can help us to completion, lives will certainly be changed. We need your help! No donations or gifts are too small and as always, they are tax deductible. Thank you
I'm so excited for these beautiful young ladies whom I've known personally and hope everyone can help them in there dream!!!
I would donate but no funds right now but i will be praying that you get the funds you need to start it up....