2020 STAR Summit attendees will get the opportunity for an educational lunch with afternoon keynote speaker Shawntelle Fisher. Fisher is the founder and CEO of The SoulFisher Ministries, which specializes in reentry initiatives for women. The SoulFisher Ministries partner with the Missouri Department of Corrections to facilitate Adult General Academic Program of Education (A.G.A.P.E.) to help formerly incarcerated women with financial planning, career readiness, and regaining control of their lives and families. Fisher also oversees faith-based, transitional housing and living assistance for justice-involved women.
Fisher believes identifying different needs is a key to the art of reentry. "It's kind of been like a 'one size fits all', but women have starkly different needs that landed them in prison in the first place. So, they have starkly different needs that will help keep them out of prison in the long run," she emphasizes.
Shawntelle Fisher and many other reentry presenters will provide ideas on how to stay solution focused in day-to-day reentry work at the 2020 STAR Summit. This year's summit is on March 18th at the St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. Click HERE to register for only $25, which includes breakfast and lunch.