Incarcerated people learn skills to prepare to return to the community such as public speaking, leadership, critical thinking, planning and teamwork.

Volunteers must pass a criminal background check; commit to mentoring at least two meetings a month; and enjoy teaching, speaking and mentoring. Training is provided by the Department of Corrections and by participating in the Toastmasters programs at the institutions.

To visit a program, and for information on programs at 14 correctional institutions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, go to: d31toastmastersprison.wikispaces.com.

Contact susan.tordella@gmail.com, 978-772-3930.


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