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Counselors needed for Thresholds

09/18/2013 04:24PM ● By ACL

Thresholds of Chester County is seeking volunteers to teach decision-making skills to men and women  at the Chester County Prison in Pocopson. Volunteers must attend a full day of training and devote about two hours each week during one (or all) of the eight-week teaching cycles, which occur three times per year.

After completion of the training program, volunteers can decide whether they want to teach the program or not. There is no obligation.

The next training will be held on Sept. 21 at the Chester County Government Services Center (601 Westtown Rd., West Chester) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch included.

For over 30 years, Thresholds volunteers have taught individuals how to become more independent and self-sufficient. Inmate-students work through how their actions have both short- and long-term consequences for which they must take responsibility, and learn that by setting goals and then breaking down the steps toward achieving them, they gain control over their lives.

Upon completion of the program, participants are better equipped to make decisions that will postively affect their lives and the lives of those around them once they return to the community. 

For information or to register for training, e-mail Amber Campman at, or call 484-876-1816 for more detailed instructions.

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