Persevere Success Stories

What started with one man’s life changing experience, has grown to thousands of life changing experiences for hundreds of men and women in multiple states across the country. And we’re just getting started.

Program aims to help Wakulla Correctional Institute inmates learn web development, life skills

On Friday, WCI “formally celebrated” the Persevere Program coming to its facility. Persevere is a year-long course focusing on training inmates to become full-stack web developers. It includes life skills classes and the opportunity to get help with transitional housing, according to officials. Persevere launched our Florida classes at 2 facilities at the end of 2023. In March 2024 we had an official ribbon cutting to launch the program. – Source: WCTV News Florida

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It’s Just Me: Shandea Hardin’s Story

She admits now that Persevere saw something in her that she didn’t, or could not. She fell in love with coding almost right away and discovered that the problems and solutions-based-thinking came naturally. It also helped her learn to speak again. In her own words: “I was just beginning to talk again because I had been a trauma-induced mute for two years. Coding helped me level up as a human being, helped me develop crucial communication skills.

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Talking Tech - Communicating Technical Concepts

Tech Talk Blog: Learning To Code

Learning how to code can be incredibly challenging. New developers often discover that even once they’re able to build something, they struggle to articulate how it works. The ability to communicate technical concepts is essential, especially when seeking job opportunities in the development world.

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Jason Doty

“I Crawled Up from the Mud”: Jason Doty’s Story

“I was in a dark, angry place. It was an animalistic time. You sleep with your shoes on there. You step over bodies in the morning. But when I found Persevere – when Josh found me – it was like rocket fuel. I was ready to take off and do something great, if I was lucky enough to get out.” Jason found the classroom experience not only immensely engaging in itself, but to be an escape from “the madness around [him].”

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