SPP's model shows benefits for all involved:
- Corrections staff provide low-cost programs, create positive social interactions, increase prison safety, and reduce operating costs
- Inmates receive education, gain valuable job skills, and contribute to the corrections community and communities outside the fence
- Students and teachers practice education, sustainability science, cutting-edge conservation biology, and social justice
- Program partners gain access to eager and capable partners, which means they can do more — grow more native plants, train more service dogs, and inspire more environmental stewardship
SPP programs are inexpensive and effective. They also require a distinctive approach. Until you know what works, the differences among corrections professionals, inmates, and outside partners can be hard to navigate. We want you to be successful; get involved and we will show you how!