Getting Ready to Launch
With more than 200 men enrolled in Operation Launch at MCI, there is always a full schedule of classes for them to choose from. Our objective is to spend up to 36 months prior to the end of sentence date working with a man to develop his spiritual, social and community skills so that when he walks out the gate he will be ready to re-enter society. Classes include anger management, marriage and family counseling, employment readiness, financial management and much more.
From time to time, we are able to bring in special motivational speakers or experts in a field of possible future employment. Among the local corporations that have been extremely supportive are Southeastern Trucking, who encourage men to get the CDL training through the program, in preparation for taking the road test and hopefully getting hired upon release. We also enjoy a great relationship with the Marion County Tax Collector’s Office, which provides support for this program.
Many of our graduates are able to leave the institution and step back into a productive life, with jobs, housing and reunification with their families. We have a number of great success stories from men who have begun their own businesses and are now thriving and contributing to the community. You’ll see a sample of these on the WUFG Video.