Prison Entrepreneurship Program
The Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) is prison outreach from a business perspective. Students volunteer their business knowledge to teach inmates the skills needed to run a business when released from prison.
The employment rate among PEP graduates exceeds 93% and the recidvism rate is less than 5%. Both students and inmates emerge from this experience immensely changed for the better.
PEP Student Testimonies:
"PEP was an opportunity unlike any other that I had been approached with. I saw that these in need truly needed my assistance and had no other form of outside contact. After finishing this program, I've learned that people can change for the better when given the opportunity. Even though some of these people have been incarcerated for a long time, they will still work hard for a better future. Seeing that after everything they have gone through, they are still persistent and fighting for another opportunity and that motivated me even more to want to be a part of something great." - Farzeen Dhalla, MSIS
"I believe everyone is responsible to use their skills to benefit others in life and PEP gave me the chance to do just that with my newly acquired MBA skills." - Rachel McCalister, MBA
Baylor's MBA program is included in the top 100 ranked programs by the Aspen Institute that celebrates coursework, research and activities that prepare MBA students for social, ethical and environmental stewardship.
The most recent Focus Firm projects have focused entirely on environmental issues. In addition, Baylor's MBA program launched the first Net Impact chapter in Texas. Net Impact members currently serve on Baylor's Sustainability Advisory Board.