2nd Chance is a What Went Wrong?™ program. Young offenders in detention centers across America are given What Went Wrong? booklets that offer them an opportunity to learn about Christ and enroll in an effective Bible correspondence program - the Truth Chasers Club (Formerly the CEF Mailbox Club). Child Evangelism Fellowship truly has a chance to give these young people a second chance at changing the direction they are headed.
Without intervention, today's juvenile offenders are at extremely high risk of becoming tomorrow's adult offenders. The What Went Wrong? program can be an effective part of their treatment.
The What Went Wrong? program can help these youth:
Shift their focus from self to family and society.
Prepare for re-entry into the family unit by building positive family relationships.
Positively affect their lives through Bible correspondence courses and Good News Clubs.
Build character and learn morals for successful life skills.
Increase their understanding of the need to change from the inside out (internal vs. external).
Develop good decision making skills.
Raise self-esteem by completing short term and intermediate goals that are built into the program. Every time students complete a series of 6 or more lessons, we'll send them a diploma - a certificate that says they've finished the course. We will continue sending them lessons as long as they want to stay in the club.
How You Can Help:
We need volunteers that have a burden for high risk youth. As a 2nd Chance volunteer you can distribute What Went Wrong? booklets to the youth in juvenile detention centers. In addition to distributing booklets you may be able to conduct Bible studies at some facilities. Many of these youth are starving for the Gospel and will welcome the opportunity to attend your Bible study.
For additional information contact:
Debbie C. Walsh
Director of Prison Ministry