VISION AND MISSION LUCK INC
LUCK, INC. is a non-profit founded by Transformed, Returned Citizens who specialize in the training and mentorship of the most at-risk populations. The men who co-founded, and operate, LUCK experienced a paradigm shift during their incarceration that has compelled their purpose. They now actively seek out, through collaborations and partnerships with existing entities within the impoverished inner city of Detroit, the most at-risk populations to be a light unto the darkness from which they came.
Prior to their release, LUCK Instructors collaborated with the Jackson Prison administration where they created a housing unit for the most at risk population, i.e. men between the ages of 17-25. LUCK instructors were trained Mediators that taught the prison population thinking, Effective Communication, Ethical Reasoning, Leadership Skills, and Parenthood. If the men completed this training, then they had the option to be trained as Peacemakers. The LUCK founders and operators taught to this population the arduous discipline of critically thinking and effectively communicating, which led to the ability to empathize with others. This break-through is the WHY for LUCK Men. They are gifted with the experience of leading men from the proverbial ditch that they once found themselves in.
LUCK Men are on a Mission to safeguard the communities of Detroit by bridging the gap between those lost youths and young adults and the rest of the community. LUCK Men are determined to equip those disconnected populations with the interpersonal skills of Citizenship that will empower them to transform from the problem to the solution.
Rick Speck and Mario Bueno, Co-Directors welcoming LUCK new hiree, Larry Gjeldum, as a LUCK Mentor and Trainer. LUCK is seen here providing transporation their Detroit clients. The transportation -not required nor paid per contract- enables for LUCK to engage the client and develop an organic mentoring relationship. Only then will the client lower the walls of protection that have sustained them thus far. In LUCK’s experience, every client is experiencing some for of post traumatic stress disorder.
Rick Speck, LUCK Co-founder & Co-director, seen here mentoring a LUCK One-stop Client after Client’s release after having served 27 years in prison.
Rick Speck and Mario Bueno, LUCK Co-Directors, seen here with Anna Kohn of Recovery park who hired George Wilburn, a LUCK One-stop client, to work for Recovery Park. Recovery Parks embraces Detroit’s Returning Citizen and is part of a team that is planting a culture of peace, productivity, and second chances.
LUCK Co-Director, Mario Bueno, seen here welcoming John Cromer, Returned Citizen and success story, upon the LUCK team as a trainer and mentor to our Detroit’s Returning Citizen population.
Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline
LUCK, Inc. services at-risk youth populations (5th – 12th graders) through training and mentorship that focuses on fundamental interpersonal skills that rest upon critical thinking & effective communication as the building blocks towards the development of a servant leader equipped with restorative practices & mediation skills. In addition, LUCK conducts parent workshops and training with the understanding that such training will directly the influence of the behavior and success of the student participant.
LUCK, Inc. has turned it’s pain into it’s purpose by successfully reintegrating back into society and, then, reaching back towards those also returning and showing them “the way” through mentorship and training in essential social and interpersonal skills for both personal and professional success.
LUCK, Inc. understands the essential need for healing amongst those harmed by the imprisoned and at-risk youth. LUCK is trained in empathy awareness & restorative practice skills, which bridges the gap between victim and perpetrator with an aim towards closure and healing. LUCK is working with the victim’s of murdered children in the mission to bring healing to both sides of tragedy and trauma.