Susquehanna University Enactus Projects

SCI: Reducing Recidivism


SCI: Reducing Recidivism members design and implement materials that provide state correctional institute inmates with valuable social, economic, and entrepreneurial skills necessary to improve their lives while incarcerated and to succeed upon release – thus reducing recidivism. 

During the 2017-2018 academic year, project members have worked with inmates at the State Correctional Institute in Coal Township, PA. SU Enactus members provided lessons on developing a business plan and using entreprenurial tools like break-even and SWOT analyses. The inamtes then created their own authentic business plans, which were subsequently assessed by Enactus members.

Return visits to the prison provided opportunities for SCI students to develop resumes and demonstrate interview skills.

Enactus members are shown grading prisoners’ resumes and business plans in March of 2014.