PEP engages the nation's top business and academic talent to constructively redirect inmates' ambitions by equipping them with values-based entrepreneurial training—enabling them to productively re-enter society. PEP puts participants through a 5-month Business Plan Competition where they produce a full, VC-worthy business plan and presentation. After release from prison, PEP helps graduates find jobs, secure housing and provides a community of support through our network of executives, community partners and the faith community. When a graduate is ready, PEP helps them to launch their business, providing office space, bookkeeping help and a network of customers. For every 150 graduates of the program taxpayers save $5 million in future costs. Our recidivism rate is less than 10%.