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The courses are designed to 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. It teaches participants how to overcome destructive generational cycles that oftentimes tear families apart and keep individuals stuck in patterns of defeat.
TYRO Youth is a 51-hour course taught over a school year or localized to fit specific demographics.
In order to complete TYRO Youth, participants must complete a 10-page autobiography, Vision Board, Mission Statement, Family Crest, and complete a Fast from something holding them back during the duration of the class.
After completion of the program, participants receive a completion certificate and have earned the right to be called “TYRO”.
TYRO is a character development program focused on the family.
Breaking Cycles of Incarceration by Connecting Prisoners with Their Families.
TYRO now has become an international organization 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 designed to equip participants with the skills necessary to achieve their highest potential.
This intensive character development program teaches participants to own responsibility for their actions, and prepares them to live a life of honor and integrity.
Upon successful completion, participants have a significant increase in emotional intelligence and reported a marked improvement in how they view themselves and their relationships.
We are excited to announce our 3-Day TYRO Dads event that will be taking place in Franklin County and STREAMED to your location! This event will take place on August 18th -20th at CrossLink Community Church in Grove City, Oh. Join us in person or participate through our LIVE Stream. This event will be an accelerated version of our award-winning TYRO Dads program. Our TYRO Dads program has a two-fold impact. First, it empowers fathers to break the cycles of destruction that has plagued their lives and families. Secondly, it strengthens men to overcome life’s struggles and reentry obstacles by connecting participants with a case manager who will support them along their journey of self-improvement and employment.
Cofounders, Ron and Cathy Tijerina, will be the ones facilitating this first-ever fantastic 3-day event. Ron and Cathy are the founders and executive directors of The RIDGE Project, Inc. Together, they have created the TYRO Dads curriculum, which attacks the culture of entitlement, incarceration, and cycles of generational poverty that fragment family and destroys legacies. Their work in the Ohio prison system and across the nation has strengthened thousands of families impacted by incarceration. Ron and Cathy are dynamic instructors that attract attention and motivate change within their audience.
Please click the link below to fill out the application for this event. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. The application must be filled out by August 15th
You do not want to miss this event! The benefits are long-lasting, the engagement unparalleled, and the prizes are enticing.
*The application must be filled out by August 15th http://theridgeproject.com/application/
TYRO restores families, reduce recidivism for incarcerated individuals, and equip men and women with job-readiness skills. The programs attacks the culture of entitlement and empowers individuals to reinvent themselves.
This special Virtual Catch with Dad event will include a special opportunity to hear Ron Tijerina the Director of the RIDGE Project, who is a loving husband, father and grandfather, who raised 3 children for 15 years inside the prison walls.
To encourage staying health and staying safe, the fathers and their children are to PLAY Catch, in their own back yards! Look at all of our Participants, here & View Our Winners, here