Defy Ventures, Inc.
Defy Ventures’ mission is to give people with criminal histories their best shot at a second chance by providing them with personal development, career readiness, and entrepreneurship training.
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Defy equips program participants (whom we call Entrepreneurs in Training, or EITs) with the skills and tools to become productive and committed employees, business owners, and community members. Defy operates its core program, CEO of Your New Life (CEO YNL) in six SoCal prisons (where nearly 50% of our current EITs will release to LA County), and in two transitional facilities in LA County. After EITs are released, they can enroll in our post-release programs, including a business incubator.