Posts Tagged ‘pep documentary’

The worst news that a parent can receive is that they have lost a child. But imagine if you received such news on the first day of a long prison sentence. What would you do if you knew that you had not only lost a child, but that it would be years before you could even visit their grave?

Please take a few minutes to watch Fabian M. share his story. He was the winner of PEP’s Class 17 Business Plan Competition, but his greater accomplishment is what he shares here about the loss of his son and his pursuit of a new life.

Put some PEP in your step

Put some PEP in your step — join us in prison!

The Prison Entrepreneurship Program is about to launch its 18th class this month! Check out our full schedule below, and RSVP at

Class 18 Public Events

  • Kickoff . . . Friday, July 20 | 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Venture Capital Panel . . . Friday, August 17 | 11:30am – 5:00 pm
  • Concept Day . . . Saturday, August 18 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Excellence in Etiquette . . . Friday, September 21 | 11:30am – 5:00 pm
  • Selling with Purpose . . . Friday, October 19 |  11:30am – 5:00 pm
  • Business Plan Workshop . . . Saturday, October 20 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Pitch Day . . . Friday, November 16 | 11:30am – 5:00 pm
You can RSVP to any of these events at

Class 18 Private Events (by invite only)
The following events are by invitation only; see your invite for RSVP information.

  • Class 18 Employment Workshop (Th, Nov 29 1:00pm-5:00pm)
  • Class 18 Business Plan Competition
    • Day One (Th, Dec 6 9:00a-5:00p)
    • Day Two (Fri, Dec 7 9:00a-2:00p)
  • Class 18 Graduation (Fri, Dec 7 2:00p-5:00p)

Ongoing Events

PEP also invites male volunteers (sorry, ladies!) to attend our Men’s Life programs on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 4:30 p.m.. Learn more here.

Thank you to students from University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism for putting together this video about a recent graduate from PEP:

This video is part of a larger project, coordinated by Mike Orren, for a full-length documentary and book about PEP. Learn more at

Check out the following 6-minute “trailer” from the upcoming documentary about PEP that is being created by journalist Mike Orren and a team of students at the University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism.

Mike is also working on a book about PEP. You can learn more about the project and stay updated on this project here.