Apr
1
to May 14

Deep Dive at MCC - Twin Rivers Unit

Workshop Leader or Guest Instructor

Join a Defy facilitator in the classroom to support EITs’ learning directly!  Whether you are a seasoned public speaking veteran or want to hone your workshop program, this is a great way to give back to a group of hungry learners and entrepreneurs.  Volunteers have gone inside to lead workshops on topics such as resume building, mindfulness, and dining etiquette or to share their expertise around challenging business concepts such as market positioning, branding, budgeting, or strategy development. 

If you are interested, contact us at [email protected] Please introduce yourself and let us know what topic you are interested in teaching! We cannot guarantee a speaking engagement, but all requests will be considered.

Location: Monroe Correctional Facility 16550 177th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays until May 14, 2019 (Note: It takes 2 weeks to process application)

Time: 7:30am-10:30am

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May
16
8:00 AM08:00

5/16/19 BPC at MCC-Twin Rivers Unit

Type of Event: Business Pitch Competition (BPC) and Graduation: 

Business Pitch Competitions are the culminating events for hard-working Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) completing the CEO of Your New Life program. The event will begin with Defy’s signature icebreaker exercise designed to help create an inclusive and accepting community. During a BPC, EITs will present their business ideas in a Shark Tank-style competition to panels of esteemed business leaders and investors. At the end of the day, EITs graduate from the program in a cap and gown ceremony and receive Certificate of Completion.

Time:  Volunteers must arrive at facility at 8:00 am and the event will conclude by 4:00 pm.

Location: Monroe Correctional Facility 16550 177th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272

Check out a video of a past graduation

Event registration is closed, but we encourage you to check back with us soon for upcoming events and make sure to sign up to receive emails from DefyWA!

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Feb
28
7:30 AM07:30

2/28/19 BCD at MCC-Twin Rivers Unit

Type of Event:  Business Coaching Day (BCD): Business Coaching Days are great ways to meet like-minded volunteers and many talented, ambitious Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs). These events begin with some powerful icebreakers and continue on with one-on-one career coaching activities and empathy building activities. These events build not just marketable employment readiness skills but more overlooked components of human health in the criminal justice system; conversations with our volunteers enhance EITs' self-esteem, aspiration, and sense of hope.  As a Defy Volunteer, you will join a group of passionate, purpose-driven professionals at Monroe Correctional Complex, a State Prison 20 mi North of Seattle, to spend the day providing valuable feedback to Defy Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs).  In the previous Business Coaching Day the EITs worked on their resumes, cover letters, and interview skills.  This time, you will be helping them vet their initial business plan ideas and practicing their first pitches. You will also engage in powerful empathy building activities, and support as they prepare for success when they reenter the community. More information will be provided closer to the date.

Time: Volunteers must arrive at facility at 7:30am and the event will conclude by 2:30 pm.

LocationMonroe Correctional Facility, 16550 177th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272

Complete this MCC TRU 2/28 BCD Clearance Form to register for event (clearances due by 1/28/19)

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Dec
6
7:30 AM07:30

12/6/18 BCD at MCC-Twin Rivers Unit

Type of Event: Business Coaching Day (BCD)

Date: Thurs Dec 6th, 2018

Time: 7:30am-2:30pm

Location: Monroe Correctional Complex -Twin Rivers Unit, 16774 170th Dr SE, Monroe, WA 98272, Monroe, WA

Event Description: As a Defy Volunteer, you will join a group of passionate, purpose-driven professionals at Monroe Correctional Complex, a State Prison 20 mi North of Seattle, to spend the day providing valuable feedback on resumes, personal statements and basic business concepts. You will also engage in powerful empathy building activities, and support Defy Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) as they prepare for success when they reenter the community.

Giving value is its own reward, but many of our Volunteers report that they often received even more than they gave in terms of humility, humanity and hustle. They also report feeling more energized and empowered to take charge of their own lives after attending a Defy events like this one. Many come back again and again, unlocking untapped potential in their own lives and the lives of others.

So if you are ready to join us, please complete the DOC Registration Form to register for event (must be received by 10/05/18)

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