BENEFITING: TENNESSEE HIGHER EDUCATION INITIATIVE INC
The Tennessee Higher Education Initiative provides access to quality post-secondary education in correctional facilities in Tennessee in order to help individuals lead productive lives in and outside of prison, reduce recidivism, and contribute to the security and wellbeing of our communities. THEInitiative works in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Correction and various colleges and universities in Tennessee to provide the opportunity for qualified men and women to earn college credit while serving their sentences. The academic program is rigorous and integrates technology with a liberal arts curriculum, leading to the potential attainment of an associate’s and/or bachelor’s degree. THEInitiative is also committed to facilitating post-secondary educational opportunities for correctional staff in these same institutions.