Transforming Lives.  Restoring Families.  Rebuilding Communities.

Our vision is to expand our community of accountability and encouragement until every inmate who is truly committed to change has the choice and the chance to reboot his life.  We strive to empower our men to move from being tax consumers to taxpayers; from gang leaders to servant leaders; and from felons to real fathers and even philanthropists.

We will build this robust community with an army of executive volunteers who share with us and our men a passion for education, mentoring and entrepreneurship.  Through their engagement, our volunteers will move from knowing the joy of success to experiencing great significance in their lives.


When a man gets out of prison and stays out, that’s a win.  When his children do not go to prison and continue an intergenerational cycle of incarceration, that is transformative.  

When a “free world” executive volunteer shares her expertise with an inmate, helping to build his intellectual and social capital, that’s a win.  When that volunteer recruits others and becomes a humble advocate for grace and second chances, that is transformative.

PEP aspires to be the facilitator and catalyst for these transformative processes that start in the heart, move through the head, and ultimately find expression in the hands and feet . . . indeed, the very lives . . . of our men and our volunteers.


We remain committed to serving those who want to launch a similar program in other states or countries, but with 150,000 men currently incarcerated in Texas, we believe the revolution needs to be focused and nurtured here.