Henry Byous Becomes Successful Entrepreneur After Being Released From Prison

January 21, 2020

 

"The small business owner now works with the First 72+ program, helping other formerly incarcerated people like him start their own businesses as well as finding them transitional housing and mental health services in the first days of their release. The program’s small business incubator has had its hands in the launch or scale-up of 22 small businesses. According to First 72+, more than 63% of those business owners work full time for their business.

 

Byous is proud to say that he has had a hand in six of these small businesses, including repair businesses and a barbershop. “I can’t be more proud of myself. This is me. I’m doing this now. This is my new life. Pat myself on the back. Let’s go. You know. My sons, hope [they] follow in dad’s footsteps and keep this process going.”"

 

Read the full story HERE!

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

'Help, not punishment': John Legend lends his support to local advocates for criminal justice reform

February 19, 2017

1/1
Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Instagram Social Icon
We Need Your Help!

We envision a world where prior incarceration is not a barrier to secure housing, employment, and community engagement & acceptance. Please consider donating to help us pursue this vision.

The First 72+ is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your generous donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

Copyright © The First 72+ All rights reserved