The Reconstruct Program
What is the Reconstruction Program?
The Reconstruction Program is designed to introduce productive principles and provide realistic solutions to help reconstruct the lives of people who may be at risk of incarceration, juvenile delinquency, and substance abuse issues, by way of Life Coaching techniques and principles. What we focus on is reinforcing the idea that people can choose to be productive regardless of race, living conditions, and educational background. We like to focus on the strengths of the individuals and not the weakness.
What do we do?
Our mission is: reconstructing lives one at a time. The goal is to provide the tools needed to rebuild one’s life. The founding principle is to foster change by building positive relationships and awareness that reframe the way one thinks. Our comprehensive program includes a treatment plan where individuals put to use the information learned. We address the need for corrective thinking, restorative justice, victim impact, righting the wrong, substance and alcohol abuse, parenting, and many other issues and behaviors that have become part of today’s social ills.
What makes the Reconstruction Program different from other programs?
We use personal and real events, stories, and experiences with evidence-based and researched-backed principles to address these many issues. The Founder and Director, Talib M. Shakir, served over 20 years incarcerated when he was incarcerated as a juvenile at the age of 17. He brings a wealth of experience that translates into real life solutions for the many men, women, and youth that are going through what he has gone through. That along with the professional experience and expertise of his mentor, Dr. Patrick Williams MCC, BCC, the Reconstruct Program is different in that it has what most programs lack, and that is 1) real life experiences and 2) professional and proven theories that have shown to not only influence change but inspire it as well, thereby promoting healthy living and positive behavior.
Through my mentor, Dr. Patrick Williams MCC, BCC, Founder of the Institute for Life Coach Training, and Founder and Director of Coaching the Global Village, we are designing and developing a program that will aid in the process of re-entry for ex-offenders as well as designing a Life Coaching program for at-risk youth. The idea is to bring to light the strengths that one possesses, to aid in the re-entry process, and help guide them into that place that will allow them to change these anti-social behaviors.
Dr. Williams is a Master Certified Life Coach who runs a nonprofit organization called ‘Coaching the Global Village‘ and is looking for ways to broaden that org. His goal is to focus on youth leadership development and that is the one of the goals of the Reconstruct Program as well.