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LOCAL GROUP JOINS NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO REDUCE THE PRISON RETURN RATE Klemmer & Associates and Fresh Start Ministries have teamed up to create the first annual Compassionate Samurai Prison Ride. Workshop facilitators Brian Miller and Scott Cundy along with supporters will gather at Seal Rock in San Francisco at 10:00am p.s.t. on Saturday, September 5, to begin their fundraising journey down coastal Highway 1 to San Diego, California.
Petaluma, California (PRWEB) September 5, 2009 -- Tomorrow, supporters from across the state will join the fundraising efforts of the Compassionate Samurai Prison Ride. This ride was inspired by the Personal Mastery training Brian Miller introduced to the Washington State jail and prison system in order to reduce the recidivism rate. • Did you know that 2,310,984 people were incarcerated in the US in 2008, and that on average 74% of those will return to prison within 4 years? • Did you know that 95% of the men who are incarcerated had no loving father? That 60% of the men and 85% of the women were sexually molested as children? That more than 50% were unemployed at the time of their arrest? That children of inmates are 600% more likely to become incarcerated themselves? This ride is a call to action as very little has been done to create change until now. The collaboration between Klemmer & Associates Leadership Seminars, Inc., and non-profit, Fresh Start Ministries has created a shift in statistics. Their goal? To set hearts free. Fresh Start has worked in the Washington State jails and prisons for 23 years. For more than 2 years now, K&A has worked with them to further reduce the prisoner return rate, which the jail tells them is down to 28% for those who complete the Fresh Start Programs, including Personal Mastery. And this is just the beginning. Let's generate funding for all states! The event will feature: Master facilitator Brian Miller and longtime friend and fellow facilitator Scott Cundy will pedal their way down the coast of California with the goal of raising $100,000 to fund the Prison Project. This money, raised in conjunction with the non-profit group Fresh Start Ministries, will enable 1,000 inmates to receive Klemmer & Associates training. Track this journey on the web at: www.klemmer.com. Read their blogs, watch their fire-side chats and be part of making a real difference in the hearts of others. Brian Miller will be available to speak to the media TODAY and TOMORROW before, during and after the event start from his bicycle between 6 am p.s.t. and 10 pm p.s.t. To schedule an interview during this event, please contact him at 541-840-4287 ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATIONS: Klemmer & Associates Leadership Seminars, Inc., is about supporting individuals and corporations to dramatically increase results. K & A provides workshops around the world in Japan, the Philippines, Europe, Malaysia, Norway, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Our mission statement: To produce bold, ethical, compassionate leaders who will take action to create a world that works for everyone with no one left out. For information, call 800-577-5447 or go to http://www.klemmer.com.

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Fresh Start Ministries is a non-profit organization, providing its clients with various cognitive behavioral seminars, as well as, mentoring, which provides a network of support and encouragement that enables them to become a productive and functioning part of society. Our desire is to see all those who enter the Fresh Start Ministries Programs become radically changed by the love and training offered. For more information, contact Nancy Ferguson, Executive Director/Founder at 206-264-5300 or go to http://www.freshstartministries.org Testimonials: "Your seminars have helped me choose my goals and where to go from here. Right now I am very financially unstable due to many years of drug abuse. My goal for the next 10 years is to live a drug-free life and to be more financially stable than I have been in the past. Thank you for opening my eyes for I now see that I can and will achieve my goals." -- Inmate from Snohomish County Department of Correction "Thank you for the time and effort you spent coming to the jail and sharing the knowledge you possess. I found it very enlightening and can honestly say you impacted my life and gave me a good outlook on the future." -Inmate from Snohomish County Department of Correction How to Donate: Go to: http://klemmer.com/bike.asp and click on "donate now". Thank you! ###

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Contact Information Kathy Fairbanks Klemmer & Associates Leadership Seminars, Inc. http://klemmer.com/bike.asp 415-250-4444 Brian Miller Klemmer & Associates Leadership Seminars, Inc. http://klemmer.com/bike.asp 541-840-4287

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