There are many second chance stories in progress. Some people
have just realized that they have received a second chance. Others are
in the middle of doing something productive with them. Some have had
success and are finding ways to give back. All are inspiring and motivating in their
Horse farm in Maine makes a difference to veterans and their
City Year gives opportunities to Graduates to give back.
According to tooshytostop.com:
"If you live in or near Boston, Detroit, Miami, or one of sixteen other major
US cities, you might notice people clad in red jackets and Timberland boots. Do
you know the significance of this uniform? Those enterprising people are
members of City Year,
a ten-month service opportunity for young Americans ages 17-24.
When they apply, prospective City Year corps members get to choose the city where they will work if
they are accepted. The program places corps members in schools, where they work
as in-class aides, after-school tutors, and club leaders."
Malaysia: Former addicts celebrate 20 years clean.
Reported by bernama.com: "Support from family and the community is very
crucial in the rehabilitation of drug addicts," said the 51-year-old from
Muar, Johor, who is now a successful Class F contractor.
"I don't do drugs anymore and it has been 24 years now. I owe it to my
family for their support ," he added. Durai Panilian, who has four children aged 12 to 19 years, is now the principal
of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, The Vineyard Keeper, in Chemor,