Grant report for Freeborn County Community Foundation: Adult Basic Education
Organization: Adult Basic Education
Project: Expand General Education Development and English Language Learner classes at the Freeborn County Detention Center.
Report: Education is not only vital for these inmates and their families, but also for the community. Research has shown that inmates who complete an education program while incarcerated have a much lower recidivism rate and are also much more likely to find employment.
The support will allow many people to have a second chance.
As one inmate said to a teacher when he received his GED, “You are the first person who believed in me.”
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