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Ryan Leaf, Draft Pic… Felon.

    Ryan Leaf is our Keynote speaker for the F5 Conference this Thursday.  Get tickets here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/f5-project-erasing-stigma-tickets-37265777945 Interested in volunteering, apply here https://www.f5project.org/contact/   Watch video of Ryan’s ESPN interview here http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=19417694 SAN DIEGO — After a disappointing NFL career that veered off course because of an addiction to painkillers which ultimately led to prison time, former … Read More

Why Erase Stigma

We have 7 houses. Why?  We started a for-profit company, that is no booming. Why? We have created a Drug Court house. Why? We have created entrepreneur meetings in the jail and prison. Why? We now have a conference that will unfold on Thursday. To answer why.    Now I want to ask you some … Read More

Felon At The Door

F5 spends a lot of time in the jails. So, when we are around town people know who we are, and normally yell out to us. To be honest, you never know what you’re going to get when you turn around. Today, I ran into a gentleman who smelled like alcohol, high on meth, and … Read More

This Months Videos

F5 Project is ramping up its video platform. Please help us share and get the word out. Thank you for all you do -adam   Story of a Game Changer! – https://youtu.be/Kq-O_8BI8Ks F5’s Even Though Philosophy! – https://youtu.be/UZZrL3w72TY Empathy vs. Sympathy! – https://youtu.be/ptpe7mi_S88 Everything is business – https://youtu.be/QBkRbBUTHP

Land of the Prisons

The United States is the global leader in incarceration. Today, more than 1.5 million Americans are incarcerated in state and federal prisons, a figure that has quintupled since 1980. Adding in jails, the number of Americans who are behind bars rises to 2.2 million. One in three U.S. adults has been arrested by age 23. … Read More

F5 Project Press Release of Breakfast Fundraiser

FARGO, N.D. (Jan. 30, 2016) – F5 Project, a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that provides support services to former inmates in Cass County, will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Dakota Medical Foundation, 4141 28th Ave. S. in Fargo. Attendees will have the opportunity to … Read More

The day I connected with my dad

Last week the question was asked in jail “Stand up if you grew up without your dad” and roughly 90% of the room stood up. Then it was asked “How many of you have kids” and the same gentlemen stood up plus a few others.  There was 50 men in that room, and almost all … Read More

It starts with employers

Tonight was a special night for F5 Project. Normally on Wednesday nights, a few speakers and myself bring a meeting into the jail. This meeting usually is meant to help encourage inmates, and let them know they are not alone. “We have been in your shoes” is the reoccurring theme every week. What better people … Read More