Our Curriculum

Core classes

Horizon Prison Initiative participants must take eight core classes to graduate. These courses are the foundation of transforming trauma, understanding faith, and building relationships.

  1. Awakenings: Enhancing Spiritual Wholeness helps participants find meaning from their experiences, confronting thoughts and habits that contribute to their current beliefs and behavior.
  2. Building Community helps participants learn to resolve conflicts in constructive and meaningful ways and to gain faith solutions to life’s trials and conflicts.
  3. Character Reformation addresses how thoughts and attitudes can perpetuate negative circumstances and interactions.
  4. Daily Family Meetings contribute to participants’ sense of belonging and help foster abiding relationships within family groups.
  5. Faith Fundamentals shore up the foundations of participants’ spiritual beliefs and offers the building blocks for a committed faith.
  6. Outside Brothers meet with participants to connect them with the outside community in solid, caring one-on-one relationships.
  7. Trauma/Healing Awareness helps participants examine how trauma has affected their lives and how they can break the trauma cycle.
  8. Victim Awareness gives participants the opportunity to reflect on the effects of various crimes on victims, their families, and their communities.

Additional programs

Participants can choose these options to deepen their relationships with their families and serve the community.

  • Family Letter Writing – Participants work with the program coordinator to reconcile family relationships. Inmates in this program receive two stamped envelopes weekly so they can communicate with family members.
  • Service to Others – Participants learn the value of service by volunteering to clean the dormitory, set up for programs, create cards and posters, and work on other community service projects.