Be Part of the Movement
There is a movement happening today. Can you feel it? It’s happening all around us, barely detectable to some, and overwhelmingly obvious to others. It’s the TYRO movement; a driving force that is gaining momentum with each passing second.
But, what exactly does that mean? And, what is it? Well, to us, it’s the culmination several things: the vision of few, the hard work of many, and the desire of all to exist in a better human environment. TYRO started out simply as a vehicle for us to help men become better men and to help families break generational cycles of incarceration. But, what we have found, is that the principles that have made TYRO so successful and life-changing in the individuals we serve, are universal in nature.
The essence of being a TYRO is to become a better you. It is to become a man or woman worth following. Indeed, many of those who have completed our TYRO programs have gone on to become leaders; leaders in their communities, their families, and most importantly, their own lives. They wear their TYRO pins with honor and distinction. They lift each other up in times of need.
Evidence of this is clearly visible on the TYRO Facebook page. It is a buzzing hub of activity. More significantly, it is a forum that is focused on positive support, encouragement, responsible choices, respect for each other, hopefulness for the future, and a sense of belonging and community. These men pass along job opportunities, stories of success, and even post when they or their families need help. And the support is genuine.
If someone needs a ride, and there is another TYRO in the area, you can bet he’ll offer to help out. And it’s not just TYRO to TYRO support that happens. Many times, facilitators or RIDGE staff members are quick to offer help, advice, or support. They are all TYROs too.
The TYRO movement can also be witnessed in our ongoing TYRO Alumni Communities, where TYROs come together, not digitally, but in-person, to meet and discuss what’s going on in their lives. But, it’s not just a support group, it’s an accountability group. These TYROs hold each other’s feet to the fire when it comes to being accountable for their actions... Click here to read the rest of this article in TYRO Times Spring 2015 Release