The Power of People Leadership Institute™


The Power of People Re-Planting Program was created after Brother Shane was asked by Ruth Stadheim, Education Director at Faribault Correctional Facility in Faribault, Minnesota to do a workshop for African American offenders looking for new tools and strategies that would empower them to create positive changes in their lives while reducing recidivism.  This workshop was the beginning of the Power of People Re-Entry Initiative which now consists of an extensive pre-release and post-release educational and leadership process based on the core content from Dr. Verna Price’s bestselling books, The Power of People: Four Kinds of PeopleWho Can Change Your Life and The Silent Cry: Dealing with Subtracters in Work and Life. 

​Over the past 6 years, the Power of People Re-Entry Initiative has impacted a multi-cultural and diverse group of over 3000 offenders across four correctional facilities in Minnesota (Faribault, Lino Lake, Moose Lake, Rush City). In 2010, the Power of People Re-Entry Initiative launched its first POP Re-Entry housing facility designed specifically to house program graduates reentering their community. In 2012, the Power of People Re-Entry Initiative was launched to an international audience in Curacao, Netherlands, Antilles.