Currently 1 out of every 100 adults in the U.S. is behind bars. Of these, 94% will be released back into society. It is critical for the health of these individuals, their families and our communities that they be given the tools to heal and live productive lives. Lionheart's prisoner education program empowers prisoners to take charge of their lives, transform their futures and end the cycle of recidivism. For more information on Prisoner Education. Click Here.
Youth at Risk
Millions of youth are at serious risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. It is important that at risk youth counseling be innovative, relevant and easily accessible. Lionheart’s youth program empowers youth-at-risk to break cycles of violence, addiction and negative risk-taking and supports professionals in helping high-risk adolescents change the course of their lives. For more information on At-Risk Youth Counseling. Click Here.
Every minute in the U.S. a child is born to a teen parent, many of whom lack the social and emotional literacy skills to raise healthy children. The negative effects on children born to teen parents are well documented. Lionheart’s teen parent program offers young parents the skills they need to become effective and nurturing caregivers in order to give every child the love they deserve. For more information on the Teen Parent Program. Click Here.
Lionheart provides social emotional literacy education to significantly alter the life course of incarcerated adults, highly at-risk youth and teen parents. Lionheart’s educational programs have been integrated into thousands of prisons, juvenile institutions, social service agencies, schools and community programs throughout the United States and abroad. To browse pages of our prisoner, at-risk youth, and teen parent curricula. Click Here.
About the Lionheart Foundation
Lionheart provides emotional literacy education focused on the development of emotional, social and behavioral skills, to significantly alter the life course of incarcerated adults, highly at-risk youth and teen parents.
Lionheart’s educational programs have been integrated into thousands of prisons, juvenile institutions, social service agencies, schools and community programs throughout the United States.
We assure exposure to our prison and youth programs through targeted free distribution efforts, knowing that without this only a tiny fraction of those who could benefit would be given the opportunity.
Lionheart is changing lives and building futures through its prisoner education, at risk youth counseling and the teen parent program.
“...Houses of Healing has made a fundamental difference in me. For the very first time, I take full responsibility for my life and my actions.”
— Inmate, New Jersey State Prison