Men of Valor is a faith-based organization that reaches out to incarcerated men and equips them to re-enter society as men of integrity – becoming givers to the community rather than takers. They encourage them with the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, welcome them into the family of God, train them in the Biblical principles of manhood, and with a very structured plan, help them to become the men, husbands, fathers, and members of society that God created them to be. Men of Valor’s Aftercare and Re-Entry program allows participants who are released into the discipleship academy to immediately overcome daunting obstacles. The participants are picked up at the prison door by Men of Velor’s staff or volunteers upon release. They then welcome them into a home and provides for their basic needs: clothing, groceries, transportation, assistance in securing identification, and part-time employment during their first six months. The one-year program is aimed at giving these men the support, skills, and accountability they need to live independently and succeed in the community. Each Christmas, Men of Valor sponsor children who have at least one parent incarcerated or who are in a home where finances are tight. During the month of July, Men of Valor invite families to join the larger “Men of Valor family” for a fun-filled day of games and fellowship before heading back to school. Families receive a FREE meal and lots of fun prizes. Children also receive a FREE backpack filled with all school supply essentials.