While approximately 35,000 youth are processed every year at the DJS's intake centers throughout Maryland, only about 2,000 of those youth will eventually be ordered by a court to receive treatment in a facility either in Maryland or in another state. At some point, those 2,000 youth will complete their respective treatment programs and return to their communities.
Recent research has shown that effective and timely re-entry and aftercare programs increase the success rate for youth when they return to the community by providing continued counseling, services and employment training and assistance. These efforts help the youth continue his or her progress and avoid getting in more trouble.
RIDE can help young adults re entering society become self employed at any stage of business.
Returning citizens Inspired to Develop Entrepreneurial ventures (RIDE) in partnership with EDAC at Morgan State University and Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) for Formerly Incarcerated Persons.
This is a federally funded program for minority returning citizens. Especially, for persons re entering society who have been denied employment because of a criminal record. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Students will learn how to be your own boss and receive business and entrepreneurship training with RIDE.
During the two day virtual course learn fundamental business knowledge in business concept, accounting, finance, marketing, project management, operations, economics and more.
The mission of EDAC is to connect budding & existing entrepreneurs to resources for venture management & growth.