Nickolas, Part 2: Finish Strong
We're Still Standing
by Every Youth Every Facility
8M ago
"Even if you start wrong, you can finish strong.  When you look at my story, there’s really no ingredients for success. That’s what I want to let the world know, it doesn’t matter…there is redemption.”  Part 2 of an incredible conversation with Nickolas DeJarnette, successful businessman, job creator, speaker, husband, father…and an inspiration to anyone who hears his story. If you haven’t listened to part 1 of Episode 5, you may want to go back and start at the beginning ..read more
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Nickolas, Part 1: Even if you start wrong...
We're Still Standing
by Every Youth Every Facility
8M ago
Nick says that from his earliest memory, life played out like a cautionary tale rather than the preamble to an eventual success story. His formative years were the stuff of nightmares that included bouncing from youth care and foster homes to shoot-outs, prostitution and murder.  It wasn't long before Nick joined what he calls "the family business" and followed an example that had only one of two outcomes; prison or the mortuary.  Until an encounter with God changed everything ..read more
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Nickolas, Part One: Even if you start wrong, you can still finish strong
We're Still Standing
by Every Youth Every Facility
10M ago
Nick says that from his earliest memory, life played out like a cautionary tale rather than the preamble to an eventual success story. His formative years were the stuff of nightmares that included bouncing from youth care and foster homes to shoot-outs, prostitution and murder.  It wasn't long before Nick joined what he calls "the family business" and followed an example that had only one of two outcomes; prison or the mortuary.  Until an encounter with God changed everything ..read more
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S2_E4_Durell, Part 3: Finding True Freedom
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by Every Youth Every Facility
11M ago
Re-entry was rough for Durell. As he says “A lot of people were skeptical of me because I was released to the same community that I was just terrorizing.” But thanks to some good mentors, Durell experienced community that wasn’t criminal-related. Community that helped him live freely and purposefully.   ..read more
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Durell, Part 2: What Was the Truth?
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by Every Youth Every Facility
1y ago
Now in prison, Durell did not want to be where he was at. He could feel the weight of the hopelessness, depression and anger that surrounded him. He began to search for spiritual truth. In this episode, Durell shares what he discovered ..read more
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Don't Talk? Learning How and When to Open Up
We're Still Standing
by Every Youth Every Facility
1y ago
Often we're told to keep family matters private -- what happens at home stays at home.  But sometimes the secrets we keep are harming us. Andre grew up in a home with a "don't talk" rule.  Hear his story and how he learned that being heard can be healing ..read more
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Forgiving my Father
We're Still Standing
by Every Youth Every Facility
1y ago
Life lessons learned in lock-up:  While Jason was growing up, his mother struggled to support their family while his father battled an addiction. Life got even more challenging when his father was sent to jail.  As the years went by, Jason's frustration and resentment led him into troubles of his own. Eventually he found himself locked up in the same jail as his father.  Hear what happened next ..read more
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Learning to Forgive
We're Still Standing
by Every Youth Every Facility
1y ago
Life lessons learned in lock-up:  Growing up in an abusive home, Olivia decided that to survive she would "hurt you before you could hurt me". She used her anger to protect herself as she was bounced in and out of lock-up.  But that all changed when she discovered the true power of forgiveness.  Today, she's sharing her remarkable journey with us ..read more
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Forgiveness
We're Still Standing
by Every Youth Every Facility
1y ago
Lessons Learned from Youth in Lock-Up:  Growing up in an abusive home, Olivia decided that that to survive she would "hurt you before you could hurt me". She used her anger to protect herself as she was bounced in and out of lock-up.  But that all changed when she discovered the true power of forgiveness.  Today, she's sharing her remarkable journey with us ..read more
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Lessons Learned from Youth in Lock-Up: Forgiveness
We're Still Standing
by Every Youth Every Facility
1y ago
Growing up in an abusive home, Olivia decided that she would "hurt you before you could hurt me". For many years she used her anger to protect herself as she was bounced in and out of lock-up.   But that all changed when she discovered the true power of forgiveness.  Today, she's sharing her remarkable journey with us ..read more
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