Shackleton Leader Baillie Aaron, co-founder and Executive Director of Spark Inside, was invited to speak at TEDx event called “unlabelled” in London’s Covent Garden. Baillie spoke on the subject of dropping the label “ex-offender” for people that have spent time in prison.
Spark Inside’s mission is to provide court-involved young people with opportunities for role modelling, inspiration, success, and enrichment through its coaching program. Studies have consistently shown that at-risk young people benefit tremendously from on-going mentorship relationships. The Spark Inside programme is based on empirically-tested best practices and provides adult coaches for youth in custody, commencing during their sentence and extending through to their community re-entry.
Once a thief, always a thief?: