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Stories of Second Chances

  • Dragonfly Thrift Boutique 3141 Southwest 8th Street Miami, FL, 33135 United States (map)
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Within prison LEAP students often discover for the first time their own power to change their lives. The LEAP program arms students with personal and business skills to re-enter society. While LEAP steps in to provide housing and job opportunities, no program can outmatch the impact of a supporting community. When you ask LEAP graduates what made the biggest difference in their success post-release, they point to a welcoming community that treated them as equals and as friends.

Storytelling is a powerful tool to connect on our humanity and to realize that just like our LEAP graduates, we’ve all benefited from second chances. LEAP and The Thumb Fighter are bringing together South Florida locals for an evening of storytelling. Attendees will have the opportunity to share a 5 minute personal story of a time when they got a second chance. It doesn’t matter how big or small, we all have a story of a time when we got another shot.

To register for this connection experience, click here

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Accessibility information: All hosts seek to make this event as accessible as possible to individuals of all different abilities and needs and will provide the following accommodations: accessibility for anyone with mobility issues, moveable seating for people with disabilities, and hosts at the door to assist attendees that require special services. Upon request, we can accommodate accessible parking, accessible documents for people with visual impairments, a PDF with relevant content prior to the event, a service animal friendly environment, and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter.

Unfortunately, nursing rooms will not be available at the event. For questions or in need of additional accommodations, please send an email to mpiresc@gmail.com at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

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