At The RIDGE Project, we believe strong families produce strong and healthy children who will then pass that legacy on to future generations. We are in the business of rescuing families who others have deemed disposable. No family is ever disposable! Read more
Based on the Tijerina family’s personal experience with welfare and incarceration (in and out of prison), TYRO was created out of Ron and Cathy Tijerina’s journey to overcome impossible odds and succeed as a Family.
Our programs equip individuals with the life skills they need to be responsible parents and partners, better communicators, reliable employees, and positive role models. TYRO is a holistic, multi-faceted character-building program, designed to strengthen individuals and families. The word TYRO is Latin, meaning novice, apprentice, or someone learning something new. TYRO teaches participants how to overcome destructive generational cycles that oftentimes tear families apart and keep individuals stuck in patterns of defeat.
In TYRO Youth, adolescents participate in award-winning programs. These include writing their autobiography, Vision Board, Mission Statement and Family Crest. During the class, the students learned self-control and complete a Fast.
After completion , participants receive a certificate and have earned the right to be called “TYRO”.
This character development program focuses on the family by Breaking Cycles of Incarceration and Connecting Prisoners with Their Families.
TYRO has become an international brand that to equips individuals, institutions and organizations with skills they need to be responsible parents and partners, better communicators, reliable employees, and positive role models.
TYRO Leadership is a nationally known and award-winning curriculum that equips participants to achieve their highest potential.
TYRO teaches participants responsibility, and prepares participants to live a life of honor and integrity. Through TYRO Participants increase their emotional intelligence, self-image and how they view their relationships.
Our founders, Ron and Cathy Tijerina are passionate about building strong families. Join them on social media to:
Join Ron and Cathy Tijerina with special guest Kimberly Dent, Executive Director Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Ohio.
Kimberly will be discussing some of the ways Ohio is working to support incarcerated and returning citizens.
Click here to watch this event.
TYRO is pleased to announce that 100% of the grants submitted for adult programming utilizing TYRO in 2020 have been awarded. Grants ranging from $730,000 – $15,000,000, totaling over $25 million, to be dispersed over the next five years in service of our nation’s most fragile families.
TYRO brings in over 25 million dollars to help families
TYRO restores families, reduces recidivism for incarcerated individuals, and equips men and women with job-readiness skills. Our programs attack the culture of entitlement and empowers individuals to reinvent themselves.