March 21, 2005 9:34 AM Subscribe
In addition to the math class
, I’m in charge of instructing the violent repeat, juvenile offenders who have earned their GEDs in “experiential life skills.” We have a rewarding brief daily class in money management, employability, independent living, etc. The rest of the day the offenders have jobs around the facility where they’re supposed to be practicing responsibility, initiative, and other workplace skills. In reality, they’re doing mindless chores six hours a day. I’d like this time to be spent more professionally, more business-like, so they can learn something about inventory, cooperation, deadlines, marketing, technology etc. and feel proud doing it.
posted by glibhamdreck to work & money (17 answers total)
For example, I heard about a halfway house where the residents grow, package, and sell dried organic food products. Our startup doesn’t even necessarily have to be profitable, though preferably self-sustaining. We have a full woodshop, an unused green house, and probably additional resources at our disposal. Does anyone have an idea for a widget we could generate and sell? No license plate jokes please.