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…
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.
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.
We hosted a 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.