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    The Returning Youth Initiative designed several programs to guide post-incarcerated young adults to a path that allows for a more successful future

    The Returning Youth Initiative designed several programs to guide post-incarcerated young adults to a path that allows for a more successful future. The Peer Mentorship Program is so important because it works with each individual to create and help them reach their goals using a variety of tools and techniques. Mentors could be specific to that person’s needs or cover a blanket of resources such as credit building, balancing a checkbook, or other financial needs like investments. 

    The mentors will help our clients navigate through the challenges they face during the reintegration process.  The Initiative is dedicated to serving this community of individuals and allow them to see a hopeful future, follow their dreams, and restore their lives.

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    Please consider donating to our Initiative so we can continue to touch the lives of so many

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, a youth advocate, founded the Returning Youth Initiative in early 2020 to bring awareness to the post-incarcerated community, the struggles they face once released, and the challenges they encounter on a daily basis. The Initiative and Dr. Khanna are giving a voice to the voiceless by creating several programs young adults can take advantage of once released.

    Please consider donating to our Initiative so we can continue to touch the lives of so many. Your donation could help open a Safe Haven Community Center, aid in Education and Career Training, or Peer-to-Peer Mentoring.

  • 3142 Hope Drive

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative launched the 3142 Hope Drive on Wednesday

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative launched the 3142 Hope Drive on Wednesday, serving a salad and spaghetti dinner outside the courthouse in Missoula, Montana. 3142 Hope Drive is a food drive intended to bring awareness to the Returning Youth Initiative and provide a meal to those in need. Our team is dedicated to spreading the word about our mission and how we intend to restore lives and return dreams to post-incarcerated individuals. 

    Team members Chereese Jennings, Jessica, Susan Hau Uc Dickinson, and Kari Anderson hosted and served food at the event. We appreciate their commitment and are excited to host a successful event in Ravalli County. Commissioner Dan Huls was excited to learn about our event and looks forward to watching the Initiative grow across the nation. 

  • Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative

    Your personal story could impact several people who may have experienced the same struggles as you

    We are seeking post-incarcerated individuals who are willing to share their stories with us. Your personal story could impact several people who may have experienced the same struggles as you. In hopes of reaching as many people as possible, we are looking for people who are willing to showcase their journey through the ups and downs of post-incarceration.

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative addresses roadblocks of post-incarcerated young adults. The Initiative has opened Safe Haven community centers, Home of Hope housing, and several other structured programs for education, training, and life-skill development.

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    Developing a sense of self-worth within themselves is often all post-incarcerated individuals yearn for

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, a youth advocate and giver of a voice, created the Returning Youth Initiative to address and help challenges faced by post-incarcerated young adults. One way he is accomplishing this is by opening Safe Haven Community Centers. The Safe Haven locations were created so that individuals have a judgement-free, supportive place to meet, socialize, and learn.

    This is a place where they can attend career training, participate in educational courses and receive peer-to-peer mentorship. Developing a sense of self-worth within themselves is often all post-incarcerated individuals yearn for. Perhaps, they have never felt accepted, worthy, or a sense of belonging. The Community Centers will connect them with the community and even members of the Initiative willing to guide them and encourage them through their reintegration into society.

  • Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Newsletter

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative is excited to announce the launch of our first ever Returning Youth Newsletter

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative is excited to announce the launch of our first ever Returning Youth Newsletter. If you are interested in getting updates and staying connected with all the exciting things happening, please visit our website at https://returningyouth.com and fill out the pop up section. The Returning Youth Newsletter is intended to provide ongoing curated and informative content into what’s transpiring with our programs, new collaborations, volunteer opportunities and more! 

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    Is there a trade you are interested in learning more about?

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, a youth advocate, has founded the Returning Youth Initiative in hopes of restoring lives to post-incarcerated young adults. Incarceration brings with it several challenges for individuals, one of them being career training and development. Often, individuals settle for mediocre jobs leaving much to be desired. 

    One goal of Dr. Khanna’s Initiative is to provide training for one’s specific skill set. Is there a trade you are interested in learning more about? Is there a job you would like to know more about? Do you need someone to help you set goals, or to hold you accountable for achieving your own success?  The Returning Youth Career and Entrepreneur Development Program were created to add value to an individual’s skills and develop them even further.

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    Dr. Surajit Khanna had a vision to reduce the recidivism rate in our country

    Dr. Surajit Khanna had a vision to reduce the recidivism rate in our country. To realize that vision, he founded the Returning Youth Initiative in early 2020, with a goal of reaching all 50 states. Since then, we have opened Safe Haven community centers and Home of Hope Housing throughout the United States to provide connection and development opportunities for post-incarcerated young adults. 

    Recidivism is defined as “a person’s relapse into criminal behavior.” Together with several collaborators, the Initiative continues on the path to aid post-incarcerated individuals with building blocks for successful reentry. We want to give these individuals real hope and inspire them to chase their dreams.

  • What do we do Learn more about the Returning Youth Initiative

    Dr. Khanna has realized there is a strong need for a program to help post-incarcerated individuals

    Through strategic collaborations and a dedicated passion for helping people, Dr. Surajit Khanna founded the Returning Youth Initiative to help post-incarcerated individuals on their journey back into society. These young adults face challenges many of us are unaware of. Simple tasks like finding a job are much more difficult because of the stigma that comes with it. Finding a home, supportive mentors and friends, and educational opportunities are often limited for them. 

    Dr. Khanna has realized there is a strong need for a program to help these individuals. He plans to establish a presence in all 50 states to help and support this community of people.  His goal is to restore dreams and set post-incarcerated individuals up with a successful future.

  • Lower Recidivism In Our Country

    We are hopeful that we can lower recidivism rates in our country

    Dr. Surajit Khanna founded the Returning Youth Initiative in hopes of lowering recidivism rates in our country. Recidivism is defined as individuals who relapse into criminal behavior. The goal of the Initiative is to guide, mentor, and support post-incarcerated young adults and give them the building blocks for a successful future. With our Programs in place, post-incarcerated individuals will have an opportunity to participate in psychological and mental health evaluations, peer-to-peer mentorship programs, job assistance, life skill training, and more!

    With the dedication and assistance of the Initiative, we are hopeful that we can lower recidivism rates in our country.

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    Happy Labor Day from the Returning Youth team

    Happy Labor Day from the Returning Youth team. Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams.

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    76% of post-incarcerated young adults are rearrested within five years of reentry

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative understands that recidivism is a problem among those released from incarceration.  In some areas of the country, it is estimated that 76% of post-incarcerated young adults are rearrested within five years of reentry.  We understand the importance of peer mentorship and how it positively impacts the rate of recidivism.  We have created several collaborations with individuals to assist us in this peer mentorship area and continue to recruit additional volunteers.

    If you feel called to be a peer mentor, please go to our website at https://returngingyouth.com and click contact us and reference “become a peer mentor today.”

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    We have nationwide volunteer opportunities to help grow awareness of the positive impact our Initiative is making

    We are seeking individuals, businesses, and organizations to help us grow an army of volunteers across the United State to fight recidivism in young adults. We have nationwide volunteer opportunities to help grow awareness of the positive impact our Initiative is making with post-incarcerated young adults.  With your help we can work to provide these individuals with the building blocks they need to have the confidence in themselves and create a successful future. 

    Today, statistics show that more than half of the 18 to 26-year-olds coming out of prison will be arrested within the first three years.  This is due to the fact that until now there was not a long-term support system in place to help them turn that corner.  The services provided by Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative and our Safe Haven Community Centers give them this and with your help, we can have one opened in every county in the country. 

    Please raise your hand and volunteer at a state and local level on our board of directors, become a mentor, help with career training, fundraising, and beyond.  The opportunities for how to get involved are endless.

  • The Returning Youth Awareness Tour made it to Cook County, Georgia! Safe travels as you embark on your next leg of the trip!

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Awareness Tour has made it over 2,400 miles to Cook County, GA

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Awareness Tour has made it over 2,400 miles to Cook County, GA where they are spreading awareness about post-incarceration and how the Returning Youth Initiative can help these young adults have successful futures. Be on the lookout for us! 

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    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to our National Medical Director, Dr. Umar Farooq

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to our National Medical Director, Dr. Umar Farooq on the passing of his mother. May you find comfort and strength in the memories you shared together. 

  • Wyoming State Line on Returning Youth Awareness Tour

    Be on the lookout for our vehicle

    The Returning Youth Initiative has made it to Wyoming and is on its way across the country to spread the word about helping post-incarcerated young adults. The Initiative is dedicated to bringing awareness to all the assistance we can offer young adults searching for guidance. After being released, individuals can be confused, lost, and voiceless and the Initiative was created to give a voice to these individuals!

    Be on the lookout for our vehicle, stop and say HI, share your story with us, and wish us safe travels!

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    The Initiative will be able to establish Safe Haven Community Centers, fund Educational and Career Development Programs

    After several years of research and his desire to make a difference, Dr. Surajit Khanna founded The Returning Youth Initiative after realizing there was a need for post-incarcerated assistance. Many individuals get released with no plan in place, several unpaid bills, and lots of struggles ahead of them. The Initiative was designed to assist with all of these roadblocks and set individuals up for success!

    We are asking individuals, businesses, and organizations to donate to our Million People - Million Dollar Fundraiser. With your donations, the Initiative will be able to establish Safe Haven Community Centers, fund Educational and Career Development Programs as well as continue to fund mentoring and life skill programs. 

  • The Returning Youth Initiative is dedicated to help combat Mental Health Concerns of post-incarcerated individuals.

    Did you know the majority of post-incarcerated young adults leave the justice system with some mental health related issue?

    Did you know the majority of post-incarcerated young adults leave the justice system with some mental health related issue? According to https://www.apa.org/monitor/2014/10/incarceration, 54% of state prisoners and 45% of federal prisoners report mental health concerns. 

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative is prepared to help assist post-incarcerated individuals to get the help they may so desperately need. Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, and Anxiety are all issues post-incarcerated individuals deal with.  With help, these are all very treatable illnesses. The Initiative is able to get in touch with medical providers to get them the treatment they deserve.

  • Life Skill and Education Development

    The Program is designed to train and educate post-incarcerated individuals

    Dr. Surajit Khanna felt a calling to be a voice for the voiceless. Specifically, Dr Khanna developed a passion for helping post-incarcerated young adults. Therefore, he founded The Returning Youth Initiative to assist, encourage and inspire these individuals on their re-entry back into society. The Initiative has created multiple programs designed to guide and train individuals, giving them the building blocks they need for a successful transition and future. 

    One Program is the Life Skill and Education Development. The Program is designed to train and educate post-incarcerated individuals with how to build credit, balance checkbooks, punctuality, structure and daily routines as well as money management, resume building and more! 

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    Let's give a shout out to the Montana Team!

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative just launched and kicked off the “Returning Youth Awareness Tour”. The tour started Saturday, Aug 28, 2021from Hamilton, Montant and plans to travel all the way across the country, ending in Florida. They plan to cover 10 states on the tour. Our Hamilton, Montana member, Jose Menjivar is leading the tour by driving our team on this exciting trip.

    The purpose of this tour is to promote awareness that all post-incarcerated young adults have an opportunity to restore their lives and become an upstanding, law-abiding citizen again. The Initiative is a platform for anyone to take advantage of and we want to help as many as we can!

    Kari Anderson, Community Manager for Hamilton, Montana and other local board members, including Vali and Susan, organized this tour and made it possible! The tour started in Montana and will end in Miami, Florida. On the return home, Sayekkuhl Islam, State Manager of the Initiative of Pennsylvania will be joining Jose on his quest home. 

    Let’s support them and give a shout out to the Montana Team!

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    The Initiative is dedicated to forming new friendships, broadening our horizons to understand the true needs of those in need

    Community involvement is important to The Returning Youth Initiative for several reasons, but for Dr. Khanna and our board members, it allows us to connect to the community. In our opinion, it is one of the best ways to give back to the community. Thus, it teaches us how significant it is to help the ones who are less fortunate than us. 

    The Initiative is dedicated to forming new friendships, broadening our horizons to understand the true needs of those in need as well as setting an example of those we mentor through our Programs. Hamilton, Montana’s Community Manager, Kari Anderson organized a community yard sale this past weekend! We are so proud of their involvement in Hamilton and getting personally involved in the lives of those we hope to help one day. 

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    Dr. Surajit Khanna intends to give a voice to a voiceless community

    Dr. Surajit Khanna intends to give a voice to a voiceless community. He has a goal to restore lives and return dreams to post-incarcerated young adults. The Returning Youth Initiative was formed to encourage, inspire, and support these individuals on their post-incarceration journey. The Initiative has developed many beneficial programs which are designed to aid in the areas that are typically most difficult for post-incarceration individuals.

    We are looking for volunteers to join us! There are several ways to help and we’d love anyone to contact us if you would like to know how you can get involved!

  • Share Your Story!

    Are you a post-incarcerated young adult that would be willing to discuss your story with us?

    Are you a post-incarcerated young adult that would be willing to discuss your story with us?  Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative understands that, often,  you learn through others’ experiences.  It is a way for you to potentially help others who are facing the same challenges understand how to overcome obstacles and see that they are not alone.

    Dr. Surajit Khanna wants to give a voice to post-incarcerated individuals, to celebrate success and learn from the struggles so we can help those young individuals re-entering society build a new self-sustaining life. The Initiative assists in guiding and mentoring young adults in area life skills, education opportunities, housing, and job placement.

    We understand that sharing your story takes courage and vulnerability. If you are open to sharing your story,  it is just that “your story”, tells in the way you are comfortable and it is up to you whether we share it with others.  Telling your story increases our knowledge and helps us continue to shape and grow the services we provide for the participants in our initiative.

    Share your story with us today by emailing us at empower@returningyouth.com

  • Donate to The Returning Youth Million People - Million Dollar Fundraiser

    Please consider donating to The Returning Youth Initiative to support a cause worth so much to so many!

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, a youth advocate, founded The Returning Youth Initiative after realizing post-incarcerated young adults needed a voice. His dedication and passion for helping others came to the forefront through this endeavor. The Initiative and Dr. Khanna are returning dreams to post-incarcerated young adults by giving them a voice, setting them up with the building blocks for a successful future, and creating meaningful programs they can take advantage of. 

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    The Initiative addresses struggles and roadblocks by creating programs to combat mental health and psychological effects

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, a youth advocate, created The Returning Youth Initiative with a focus to support, encourage and guide post-incarcerated individuals once released from the Justice System. He realized that these young individuals often come out with no guidance or plan in place. 

    With collaboration from businesses and organizations, the Initiative is focused on providing post-incarcerated young adults with the building blocks for a successful future. The Initiative addresses struggles and roadblocks by creating programs to combat mental health and psychological effects, take advantage of peer-to-peer mentorship, as well as career building and educational opportunities.

  • The Returning Youth Initiative offers a unique Entrepreneuer Ownership opportunity for post-incarerated individuals.

    Did you know The Returning Youth Initiative has implemented a Nationwide Franchise Program?

    Did you know The Returning Youth Initiative has implemented a Nationwide Franchise Program? It provides entrepreneur ownership opportunities for post-incarcerated individuals. The Program allows young post-incarcerated individuals to chase their dreams and have a successful future. 

    The Returning Youth Initiative guides, supports and encourages young adults who were released and assists them in their re-entry into society. The Franchise Program is one of many Programs created to promote responsibility, hard work, and punctuality. 

  • Peer Mentorship

    The Peer Mentorship Program is so important

    The Returning Youth Initiative designed several programs to guide post-incarcerated young adults to a path that allows for a more successful future. The Peer Mentorship Program is so important because it works with each individual to create and help them reach their goals using a variety of tools and techniques. Mentors could be specific to that person’s needs or cover a blanket of resources such as credit building, balancing a checkbook, or other financial needs like investments. 

    The mentors will help our clients navigate through the challenges they face during the reintegration process.  The Initiative is dedicated to serving this community of individuals and allow them to see a hopeful future, follow their dreams, and restore their lives.

  • Million People - Million Dollars Fundraiser

    Please consider donating to our Initiative so we can continue to touch the lives of so many

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, a youth advocate, founded the Returning Youth Initiative in early 2020 to bring awareness to the post-incarcerated community, the struggles they face once released, and the challenges they encounter on a daily basis. The Initiative and Dr. Khanna are giving a voice to the voiceless by creating several programs young adults can take advantage of once released.

    Please consider donating to our Initiative so we can continue to touch the lives of so many. Your donation could help open a Safe Haven Community Center, aid in Education and Career Training, or Peer-to-Peer Mentoring. Please visit our website at; https://returningyouth.com

  • The Returning Youth's Safe Haven Community Center is a place where post-incarcerated individuals can come to feel safe, encouraged, supported and have a sense of belonging.

    Safe Haven locations were created so that individuals have a judgement-free, supportive place

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, a youth advocate and giver of a voice, created the Returning Youth Initiative to address and help challenges faced by post-incarcerated young adults. One way he is accomplishing this is by opening Safe Haven Community Centers. The Safe Haven locations were created so that individuals have a judgement-free, supportive place to meet, socialize, and learn.

    This is a place where they can attend career training, participate in educational courses and receive peer-to-peer mentorship. Developing a sense of self-worth within themselves is often all post-incarcerated individuals yearn for. Perhaps, they have never felt accepted, worthy, or a sense of belonging. The Community Centers will connect them with the community and even members of the Initiative willing to guide them and encourage them through their reintegration into society.

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    Your personal story could impact several people who may have experienced the same struggles as you

    We are seeking post-incarcerated individuals who are willing to share their stories with us. Your personal story could impact several people who may have experienced the same struggles as you. In hopes of reaching as many people as possible, we are looking for people who are willing to showcase their journey through the ups and downs of post-incarceration.

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative addresses roadblocks of post-incarcerated young adults. The Initiative has opened Safe Haven community centers, Home of Hope housing, and several other structured programs for education, training, and life-skill development.

    Please consider sharing your story with us! Visit our website to contact us; https://returning youth.com

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    We are excited to have these young ladies volunteering at the Celtic Games on August, 21st, 2021

    Dr. Surajit Khanna founded The Returning Youth Initiative in hopes of helping post-incarcerated young adults. In addition, giving back to the community by volunteering time sets an example of what the Initiative is all about. We are excited to have these young ladies volunteering at the Celtic Games on August, 21st, 2021. By helping guide traffic in Hamilton, Montana, they represent one of the core values the Initiative was founded on.

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    Dr. Surajit Khanna plans to give a voice to the voiceless through his newly founded Returning Youth Initiative

    Dr. Surajit Khanna plans to give a voice to the voiceless through his newly founded Returning Youth Initiative. As a youth advocate, he developed the Initiative to support, guide, and mentor young people who are newly released and need to get on the right path. 

    We need the help of so many to continue this movement and continue to touch the lives of as many as we can. There are several opportunities available within the organization. Anyone willing to help open a Safe Haven Community Center, businesses willing to partner with the Initiative and offer a job to someone, or any individual willing to get involved more!

    Please feel free to email us at empower@returningyouth.com or visit our website; https://returningyouth.com

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    Many post-incarcerated individuals don’t feel worthy of a successful career

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, a youth advocate, founded The Returning Youth Initiative with the goal of restoring the lives of post-incarcerated young adults. The Initiative offers several Programs that are available to post-incarcerated individuals who need it most. One of those programs is career assistance. Dr. Khanna is passionate about not only finding these young adults a job but a prosperous career. 

    Many post-incarcerated individuals don’t feel worthy of a successful career and will often settle for a middle-of-the-road or even minimum wage type job. The Initiative helps to provide them access to the opportunities available to them, give them a sense of self-worth, and aid in getting them careers in which they can continue to grow. 

    For more information, please visit; https://returningyouth.com

  • Career Training and Development

    The Returning Youth Career and Entrepreneur Development Program were created to add value to an individual’s skills and develop them even further

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, a youth advocate, has founded the Returning Youth Initiative in hopes of restoring lives to post-incarcerated young adults. Incarceration brings with it several challenges for individuals, one of them being career training and development. Often, individuals settle for mediocre jobs leaving much to be desired. 

    One goal of Dr. Khanna’s Initiative is to provide training for one’s specific skill set. Is there a trade you are interested in learning more about? Is there a job you would like to know more about? Do you need someone to help you set goals, or to hold you accountable for achieving your own success?  The Returning Youth Career and Entrepreneur Development Program were created to add value to an individual’s skills and develop them even further.

    For more information, please visit; https:returningyouth.com.

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    Dr. Surajit Khanna is focusing his energy on helping post-incarcerated young adults

    Dr. Surajit Khanna is focusing his energy on helping post-incarcerated young adults. As he traveled the country, he continued to hear similar stories. Young adults released from prison struggle to have the necessary support to help them enter back into a productive lifestyle in society. Often, many post-incarcerated individuals would hit roadblocks, were made to feel voiceless and lost. Ultimately, this would leave these young adults back to a life of crime, imprisonment, or even suicide.  

    The Returning Youth Initiative has collaborated with businesses and organizations to address the needs of post-incarcerated young adults. Programs such as medical and psychological evaluations, housing assistance, life skill development, peer mentorship, and more have been created so that participants can have a successful roadmap to a productive and sustainable future.

    To learn more about our Initiative, please visit; https://returningyouth.com

  • Email us your story at empower@returningyouth.com

    We are seeking post-incarcerated individuals who are willing to share their stories with us

    We are seeking post-incarcerated individuals who are willing to share their stories with us. Your personal story could impact several people who may have experienced the same struggles as you. In hopes of reaching as many people as possible, we are looking for people who are willing to showcase their journey through the ups and downs of post-incarceration.

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative addresses roadblocks of post-incarcerated young adults. The Initiative has opened Safe Haven community centers, Home of Hope housing, and several other structured programs for education, training, and life-skill development.

    Please consider sharing your story with us! Visit our website to contact us; https://returningyouth.com

  • SUPPORT

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative was designed to support, encourage and inspire post-incarcerated young adults to a successful future

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative was designed to support, encourage and inspire post-incarcerated young adults to a successful future. Often, these young adults feel less than adequate due to their incarceration, which leave them with several stigmas, mental health issues, and low self-esteem. 

    The Initiative is determined to make post-incarcerated young adults feel worthy of a stable career, inspired to share their story with others and confident to make the right decisions in their post-incarcerated futures. We are here to help mentor, motivate, and assist in these and many other ways. 

    To learn more about our Initiative, please visit; https://returningyouth.com

  • Dr. Surajit Khanna met Al-Tariq W. Best, owner, and CEO of The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center in Newark, NJ, to discuss the possibility of collaborating with his Returning Youth Initiative.

    Dr. Surajit Khanna met Al-Tariq W. Best

    Dr. Surajit Khanna met Al-Tariq W. Best, owner, and CEO of The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center in Newark, NJ, to discuss the possibility of collaborating with his Returning Youth Initiative.

     

    For more information visit: https://returningyouth.com

  • Facts

    As of 2020, there were 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States

    As of 2020, there were 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. According to thehighcourt.co/prision-facts/, there are 1833 state prisons, 110 federal prisons, 1772 juvenile correctional institutions, 3134 local jails and 80 Indian Country jails. There are also 218 immigration detention facilities and inmates who are held in state psychiatric hospitals, military prisons and commitment centers for civilians.

    Additionally, 45% of the offenders in prison are non-violent offenders. Out of those, 34% are drug offenses and 29% are property-related offenses. Around 55% of inmates in state prisons were serving time for violent offenses, which equates to around 730,000 individuals in 2020. 

    The Returning Youth Initiative is helping post-incarcerated young adults with a successful reentry into society. The Initiative plans to give them the building blocks to return dreams and save lives. Please visit our website to learn more; https://returningyouth.com

  • The Marvel Vision Center opened August 12th and was a complete succes!!!

    Marvel Vision Center of Hamilton,  Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative first Entrepreneurship Business

    Marvel Vision Center of Hamilton,  Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative first Entrepreneurship Business, had their official ribbon cutting on August 12th, 2021 to open for business. 

    The opening event was attended by Dan Huls, Ravalli county commissioner, Dominic Farrenkopf, Mayor of Hamilton Township, Al Mitchell, Executive Director of Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Surajit Khanna, Returning Youth, Sayekhul Islam, owner of Marvel Vision Center in Pennsylvania, Kari Anderson, Ravalli County Manager with Returning Youth’s Initiative, Susan Hau Uc Dickinson, the owner of Marvel Vision Center of Hamilton and several additional Returning Youth Board Members.

    To learn more about the Returning Youth Initiative, if you are interested in how you can open your own business, or if you want to get involved; please visit our website; https://returningyouth.com

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    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Million People - Million Dollar fundraiser is still in full force

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Million People - Million Dollar fundraiser is still in full force and we need your help! The Returning Youth Initiative is a non-profit organization providing the building blocks to educate, guide, and mentor post-incarcerated young adults. Our team remains dedicated to serving this community of individuals to assist in creating their new self-sustaining life.

    Our goal is to get over a million people across the country involved both financially and by sharing our Initiative with their friends and family.  Every dollar can make a difference in the life of a post-incarcerated young adult.  So, please Donate at https://bit.ly/3AseIGA or through our website. Then find us on social media at ReturningYouth and share our mission and encourage others to give also.

    For more information about Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative go to https://returningyouth.com.

  • Copy of Copy of Today, July 2, 2021, at 300 pm Dr. Contrecia Tharpe The DREAM Initiative

    Dr. Khanna’s Friday Talk Show interviews individuals that share his drive and success in assisting post-incarcerated young adults

    Dr. Khanna’s Friday Talk Show interviews individuals that share his drive and success in assisting post-incarcerated young adults. The show provides updates on what is going on with Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative, the struggles and accomplishments these individuals have during the reentry process, and programs that are available both through Dr. Khanna’s Initiative and collaborating organizations.

    This week's Guest is Dorothy Leavell, the Editor, and Publisher of the Crusader Newspaper Group, which publishes the Chicago Crusader in Chicago (81 years), Illinois, and the Gary Crusader in Gary, Indiana (60 years). She has held the title of Editor and Publisher for 53 years. She is Chairman Emeritus of the National Newspaper Publishers Association after being president and Chairman of the Board. She is also currently on the board of directors of the alternative newspaper "The Reader," located in Chicago. Also, a Board member of the Illinois Press Association.

    The Friday Talk Show is hosted by Angelica Robinson, Producer of Tell Me A Story Production, and co-host Sharon Miller, eXtend Marketing Partners. We invite you to hop on our social media pages or AM 930 every Friday at 3:00 pm eastern time to catch this live show.

    Go to YouTube and what this episode of the Friday Talk Show: https://youtu.be/JUAxCOhhCmE

  • Chances are, post-incarcerated individuals have less than perfect credit due to unpaid bills and collection accounts.

    There’s no doubt post-incarcerated individuals face many challenges once released

    There’s no doubt post-incarcerated individuals face many challenges once released.  One area which is often overlooked is the damage to one’s credit resulting from incarceration.  Incarcerated individuals have limited, if any, way to pay bills while incarcerated.  And rebuilding one’s credit takes a lot of work.  The Returning Youth Initiative was founded to help assist post-incarcerated individuals with these struggles. 

    Dr. Surajit Khanna remains dedicated to serve and support the young individuals that encompass this community. Building credit is one of several areas that the Initiative is able to help. Building credit is one step to help these individuals have a successful future.

    To learn more about The Returning Youth Initiative please visit; https://returningyouth.com

  • The United States has 3142 counties across the nation.

    There are 3142 Counties in our country

    There are 3142 Counties in our country. The Returning Youth Initiative wants to touch every single one of these counties to try to help any post-incarcerated young adult that may need it. The Initiative has the ultimate goal of restoring lives and returning dreams. Dr. Surajit Khanna founded The Returning Youth Initiative due to the lack of support out there. Once released, young adults face struggles that are really hard to combat. Often, because of the difficulty of finding a job, a mentor, or a home, these individuals see no other option than returning to crime in order to survive.  These circumstances can be avoided if the individual received the proper support and guidance. 

    The Returning Youth Initiative is determined to advocate, encourage and mentor these post-incarcerated individuals to give them the building blocks to have a successful future. To learn more, please visit; https://returningyouth.com

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    We are looking for volunteers to help the initiative in many ways

    Dr. Surajit Khanna intends to give a voice to a voiceless community. He has a goal to restore lives and return dreams to post-incarcerated young adults. The Returning Youth Initiative was formed to encourage, inspire and support these individuals on their post-incarceration journey. The Initiative has developed many beneficial programs which are designed to aid in the areas that are typically most difficult for post-incarceration individuals.

    We are looking for volunteers to join us! There are several ways to help and we’d love anyone to contact us if you would like to know how you can get involved!

    Visit our website https://returningyouth.com or email us at empower@returningyouth.com

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    Here are some of the resources available within this Initiative

    Dr. Surajit Khanna founded the Returning Youth Initiative in early 2020. It was designed as Dr. Khanna realized the post-incarcerated community needs support, advocacy and a voice. As a youth advocate, he has a passion for making a difference and restoring dreams to young adults. The Returning Youth Initiative offers many opportunities to post-incarcerated young adults.  Here are some of the resources available within this Initiative: 

    • Safe Haven Community Center
    • Hope of Hope
    • Transition Pathways
    • Exodus SUpport Group
    • Project180
    • Career and Entrepreneur Development

    To learn more about these programs or how you can get involved, please visit our website; https://returningyouth.com

  • Will you share your story

    Are you a post-incarcerated young adult that would be willing to discuss your story with us?

    Are you a post-incarcerated young adult that would be willing to discuss your story with us?  Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative understands that you learn through others’ experiences.  It is a way for you to potentially help others who are facing the same challenges and how to overcome obstacles and to see that they are not alone. 

    Dr. Surajit Khanna wants to give a voice to post-incarcerated individuals, to celebrate success and learn from the struggles, so we can help those young individuals re-entering society build a new self-sustaining life. The Initiative assists in guiding and mentoring young adults in the areas of life skills, education opportunities, housing, and job placement.

    We understand that sharing your story takes courage and vulnerability.  If you are open to sharing your story, it is just that:  “your story”, to tell in the way you are comfortable and it is up to you whether we share it with others.  Telling your story increases our knowledge and helps us continue to shape and grow the services we provide for the participants in our initiative. 

    Share your story with us today by emailing us at empower@returningyouth.com or through the contact page on our website at http://returningyouth.com

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    3142 Bistro in Hamilton, MT is opening today

    3142 Bistro in Hamilton, MT is opening today!

    Our coffee shop is part of the new Marvel Vision Center, the first business opened through Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative’s Career and Entrepreneurship Program.  We are excited to offer traditional coffee drinks like cappuccinos, latte’s, mocha, cold brew, and more!  

    Please visit our website to learn more about The Marvel Vision Center and 3142 Bistro.  We look forward to having you stop in soon.  https://marvelvisionmt.com

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    We are looking for businesses, organizations and, individuals to donate to the Initiative

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, a youth advocate, founded The Returning Youth Initiative to give a voice to the voiceless. The Initiative advocates for young adults who have been incarcerated and are trying to get on the path to success. We are looking for businesses, organizations and individuals to donate to the Initiative. 

    Your donation helps the Initiative open Safe Haven Community Centers, conduct programs such as mentoring, career development and entrepreneurship, as well as life skill development and educational training support. Please consider helping a great cause and restore the dreams of a community of individuals that so desperately needs it.

  • Join Marvel Vision for their Grand Opening on Thursday, August 12th at 530pm

    Congratulations Susan Hac-Uc-Dickinson of Marvel Vision Center in Hamilton, Montana

    Marvel Vision Center in Hamilton, Montana,  is the first business to be opened through the Returning Youth Entrepreneurship Program. The Returning Youth Initiative is so excited to partner with Susan Hau-Uc-Dickinson and provide her an opportunity of a lifetime. Susan, a post-incarcerated individual and licensed optician, is opening Marvel Vision Center on  Thursday, August 12th, 2021. 

    Please join us in congratulating Susan and offering well wishes as she starts this new chapter in her life!

  • The Returning Youth Initiative has implemented a Franchise System offering multiple career and entrepreneur opportunities.

    Career and entrepreneurial development is an integral part of the Returning Youth Initiative

    Career and entrepreneurial development is an integral part of the Returning Youth Initiative.  We work with the participants in our program to identify their talents and interests and assist them in developing those skills into a career.  In addition, our entrepreneurship program fosters relationships with businesses to provide post-incarcerated young adults with the opportunity of future business ownership.

    As a youth advocate, Dr. Surajit Khanna is passionate about creating programs to help post-incarcerated young adults have the building block necessary for success.  For more information, please visit; https://returningyouth.com

  • Post-Incarceration Mental Health Awareness

    Understanding the feeling of being post-incarcerated

    Confused. Scared. Anxious. Depressed. These are some of the words that describe feelings post-incarcerated individuals experience upon release from prison. The struggles one endures are complex and dangerous to their mental well-being. The Returning Youth Initiative addresses these symptoms head-on by providing psychological and medical evaluation and treatment to post-incarcerated individuals. 

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s passion is on full display as he helps post-incarcerated young adults overcome these struggles associated with re-entry into society. Mental health assistance is just one of the services provided by Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative.  Through these services, the initiative works to remove roadblocks to success as Dr. Khanna continues to provide a voice for the voiceless.

    To learn more about mental health assistance or any other service, please visit; https://returningyouth.com

  • Volunteer

    Helping post-incarcerated young adults re-enter society

    Dr. Surajit Khanna founded his Returning Youth Initiative in early 2020. His Initiative helps post-incarcerated young adults re-enter into society with the skills needed to fulfill their dreams. It also raises awareness of the struggles these individuals face once released. Dr. Khanna's commitment is unwavering as he continues to make progress in all 50 states.

    Dr. Khanna's Safe Haven community center and Home of Hope are the tip of the iceberg. His passion and dedication are demonstrated through continued collaborations with businesses, organizations and individuals to give a voice to post incarcerated young adults.

    We are looking for volunteers to help us meet our goals. We seek like-minded individuals to join us along this journey to guide and support our mission. 

    Please reach out to find out how you can help! Visit us at https://returningyouth.com

  • Did you know

    Dr. Surajit Khanna's goals for post-incarcerated young adults

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, a youth advocate and supporter of post-incarcerated young adults, founded the Returning Youth Initiative to give a voice to the voiceless. He has a goal to mentor, guide and, encourage individuals who need it the most. According to brookings.org, race and criminal history play a significant role in whether an individual will receive a job interview. 

    With these findings, it is more important now more than ever to aid in helping these post-incarcerated individuals find a career where they can succeed. The Returning Youth Initiative was founded to assist in these efforts. Through Dr. Khanna’s desire to make a difference, these young adults can have a future they have always dreamed of. 

    For more information, please visit; https://returningyouth.com

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    We would love to hear your story

    Whether you are a post-incarcerated individual or you know someone who is, we would love to hear your story! Your story can educate, encourage and inspire others to believe in themselves. It takes a lot of courage to address the “incarceration” piece of your life, however, your story could allow others to gain the confidence they need to follow their dreams.

    The Returning Youth Initiative is proud to support the post-incarcerated community and give them the confidence to obtain goals or milestones they never thought possible. Incarceration shouldn’t be a hindering factor on achieving dreams or define you as an individual. 

    Please consider sharing your story with us! Visit; https://returningyouth.com

  • Returning Youth identifies employment struggles across the nation.

    Post-incarcerated individuals often find themselves saddled with financial difficulties

    Post-incarcerated individuals often find themselves saddled with copious amounts of fees, fines, and poor credit due to losing their employment which ultimately sets them up for economic hardship. Research has found that 60% of post-incarcerated individuals are still unemployed one year after their release. This is due to numerous factors, with one of them being a lack of jobs available to these individuals. 

    Advertised “entry level jobs” are often not “entry level” at all, with many of the jobs requiring three years of experience or similar qualifications. The Returning Youth Initiative is helping these people find jobs that turn into careers. They collaborate with businesses willing to help these individuals while the Initiative continues to monitor their work ethic, dependability, and productivity. 

    If you, or someone you know, is interested in collaborating with Returning Youth, please contact us at; https://returningyouth.com

  • PROJECT 180

    Learn more about our objectives for post-incarcerated individuals

    The Returning Youth Initiative, founded by Dr. Surajit Khanna in early 2020, has a mission to provide support to the post-incarcerated community. Our objective is to assist these individuals in having a smooth and successful transition back into society. The Initiative has developed several programs in an effort to aid this community. One of those programs is PROJECT 180. 

    PROJECT 180 is a workforce opportunity and development program geared towards returning and disenfranchised individuals in the United States. With a nationwide focus on recidivism and the likelihood to re-offend, DREAMi has identified a critical void in programmatic curriculum and opportunities that address the apparent need for workforce development, employability, education and tutoring assistance, HiSET prep, therapy, behavior modification, mentoring, substance abuse counseling, and lifestyle navigation. 

    Please visit our website to learn more; https://returningyouth.com

  • Give something to those who need it most..

    The Returning Youth Initiative is looking for people to donate to our fundraiser

    The Returning Youth Initiative is looking for people to donate to our fundraiser. We are excited to be serving a community that so longs for support and encouragement. We rely on our donors, collaborators, sponsors, volunteers, and community leaders to join us in creating milestones of assistance to post-incarcerated individuals across the nation. 

    Please visit our website to donate today; https://bit.ly/3AseIGA.

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    Dr. Surajit Khanna is passionate about the futures of post-incarcerated young adults

    As an attorney and youth advocate, Dr. Surajit Khanna is passionate about the futures of post-incarcerated young adults. Since his Initiative launched in early 2020,  it has created a structure to help these individuals develop the skills they need to have a self-sustaining life. The program assists with housing, job placement, career development, mentoring, educational opportunities, and more.

    Be a part of this ever-growing Initiative that our country desperately needs. Reach out today and find out how you can volunteer and help!

    Visit us at https://returningyouth.com

  • Mentorship Programs

    We all look up to someone

    Everyone has that one person they look up to. They may give great advice, be a good listener or be well accomplished. A post-incarcerated individual yearns for that person more than ever. Most of the time, offenders come from generations of incarceration history and have no idea how to change the path they are on. 

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative provides post-incarcerated individuals with these people they can lock arms with. The Mentorship Program gives these young adults an alternative to the life they previously lived. It will also show them the benefits to hard work, the successes that can come from determination and shift one’s mindset completely. 

    Please consider mentoring an individual and make a significant difference in their life. Visit our website; https://returningyouth.com

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    Returning Youth Initiative team sends their condolences to the family of James Womack

    Dr. Surajit Khanna and the entire Returning Youth Initiative team sends their condolences to the family of James Womack on his passing.

    James was the CEO of Strictly Entertainment and was a great supporter and promoter of our initiative.  He saw the power in what we were doing to help post-incarcerated young adults and played an active role in our growth. We are grateful for his contributions, and his support will be greatly missed.

    If you would like to make a donation to Returning Youth in his honor, please click on the link below.

    http://weblink.donorperfect.com/donationhonoringjameswomack

  • Dr. Khanna and Masta Killa of Wu-Tang Clan discussed expanding the Returning Youth Initiative in Brooklyn, NY

    Dr. Khanna meets with rap artist Jamel Irief

    Dr. Khanna meets with rap artist Jamel Irief, better known as Masta Killa of Wu-Tang Clan, in Philadelphia today. They talked about the Returning Youth Initiative’s drive to make a difference for post-incarcerated young adults.  Masta Killa is committed to helping Dr. Khanna’s initiative in the Brooklyn, NY, area where he is based.

    If you would like to make a donation or learn more about Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative, go to https://returningyouth.com

  • Al B. Sure! and Dr. Surajit Khanna came together to celebrate the naming of a Philadelphia street for rap artist Kurupt.

    Dr. Surajit Khanna meets with Albert Joseph Brown III

    Albert Joseph Brown III, known professionally as Al B. Sure!, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, radio host, and former record executive. He was born in Boston and raised in Mount Vernon, New York. 

    Today, Al B. Sure! and Dr. Surajit Khanna met to celebrate the naming of a Philadelphia street in honor of rap artist Kurupt. In addition, they discussed the Returning Youth Initiative and its commitment to help post-incarcerated young adults transition into society.

    To learn more about Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative visit https://returningyouth.com.

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    Dr. Surajit Khanna recognizing the need for supporting the post-incarcerated

    Dr. Surajit Khanna founded the Returning Youth Initiative as he saw a great need for supporting the post-incarcerated community. Dr. Khanna is passionate about helping others and is leading his dream by providing a voice for young adults who need it the most. The Initiative’s goal is to reach all 50 states by opening a Community Center or Safe Haven Location. His plans include supporting, mentoring and encouraging post-incarcerated individuals down the right path and set them up with successful futures. 

    To learn more about the Returning Youth Initiative, please visit; https://returningyouth.com

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    Dr. Surajit Khanna meets with rapper Kurupt

    Dr. Surajit Khanna meets with rapper Kurupt, known for his West Coast gangsta rap, in Philadelphia today.  They discussed Kurupt's support towards Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative which helps restore the lives of post-incarcerated young adults.  Kurupt expressed how much he liked what the Initiative was doing and wants to support it in whatever way he can.

    Dr. Khanna congratulated Kurupt on having a street named after him in Philadelphia. The street is at the intersections of Clifton Avenue and Roosevelt, where his parents have owned the house on the hill for the past 49 years.

    To join Kurupt in supporting us please visit our website at https://returningyouth.com to donate and volunteer.

  • What is Dr. Khanna's Returning YOuth Home of Hope

    Dr. Surajit Khanna's Returning Youth initiative provides participants with housing

    Dr. Surajit Khanna's Returning Youth initiative provides participants with housing, life skills, educational training support, medical and psychological evaluations, job placement assistance, and structured proven programs giving them the building blocks to their new life.

    Home of Hope was created to provide room and board for post-incarcerated individuals while also training and developing the other life skills needed for re-entry into society. 

    For more information, please visit our website; https://returningyouth.com

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    Dr. Surajit Khanna's vision to reduce the recidivism rate in our country

    Dr. Surajit Khanna had a vision to reduce the recidivism rate in our country. To realize that vision, he founded the Returning Youth Initiative in early 2020, with a goal of reaching all 50 states. Since then, we have opened Safe Haven community centers, and Home of Hope Housing throughout the United States, to provide connection and development opportunities for post-incarcerated young adults.   

    Recidivism is defined as “a person’s relapse into criminal behavior”. Together with several collaborators, the Initiative continues on the path to aid post-incarcerated individuals with building blocks for successful reentry. We want to give these individuals real hope and inspire them to chase their dreams. 

    To learn more about the Initiative, please visit; https://returningyouth.com

  • Career Development

    Founding the Returning Youth Initiative

    Dr. Surajit Khanna founded the Returning Youth Initiative in early 2020 after realizing there is a huge need for the post-incarcerated community. The Initiative offers several different programs to support and assist young post-incarcerated individuals. One of the programs is Career and Entrepreneur Development.

    Through this program, individuals will be interviewed to determine their skill set to identify where they will work best. We will provide training and development in several areas, monitor punctuality, behaviors and work ethics. In addition, the Initiative offers an Entrepreneurship Program where post-incarcerated individuals can become their own boss by owning their own business. 

    To learn more, please visit; https://returningyouth.com/services-2/#career

  • Psychological effects of post-incarceration

    Understanding the toll imprisonment has on individual's mental health

    Imprisonment can take a huge toll on the mental health of an individual. Young adults aged 18-24 constitute 10% of the prison population. Once released, these individuals have their whole lives ahead of them,  but many face long-term psychological effects. Due to separation from their families, coping with court hearings and length of sentences as well as stressors of the environment, often, post-incarcerated persons develop paranoia, post traumatic stress, and depression, among other struggles.

    The Returning Youth Initiative is looking to meet these post-incarceration complications head-on by bringing awareness to the struggles individuals face once released. With an ambitious goal of touching every single state, we are hoping to restore dreams of young adults by providing them the medical help needed for a successful reentry into society. 

    To learn more, visit our website; https://returningyouth.com

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    Recognizing the needs of post-incarcerated communities

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, attorney and youth advocate, realized there was a huge need for helping the post-incarcerated community.  He founded the Returning Youth Initiative in hopes of providing long-term support and rehabilitation. Through the Initiative, he has already opened Safe Haven locations in several states and continues to provide a voice for these individuals. 

    Returning Youth places post-incarcerated young adults on a positive path moving forward. We are creating successful futures and restoring dreams to these young people who so desperately need it.

    To learn more about the Initiative, please visit; https://returningyouth.com

  • Make A Difference Donate

    Donate today to save lives

    Donate today to save lives! Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative launched the Million People - Million Dollars Fundraiser to aid with opening Safe Haven community centers, Educational Opportunities, Career and Entrepreneurial Development, and much more! It is our mission to support the community of post-incarcerated young adults with a voice, career training and life skill development. 

    Your contribution is essential to support an Initiative that is dedicated to restoring lives and returning dreams to post-incarcerated individuals.

    So, please donate at https://bit.ly/3AseIGA or through our website. 

  • Be Brave. Share your story to inspire change!

    Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative is looking for brave individuals

    We can’t do it alone. Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative is looking for some brave individuals who are post-incarcerated and willing to share their stories with us. We want others to understand where you’ve been, how hard you fought, and how far you’ve come. 

    Dr. Surajit Khanna founded the Returning Youth Initiative because he felt a calling to help post-incarcerated individuals. He realized that there is very little assistance available for this community of people. He has dedicated this Initiative to give a voice to these young adults, restore lives and return dreams by developing them and giving them the building blocks to successfully re-enter society. 

    Please consider sharing your story to encourage others! Visit our website; https://returningyouth.com

  • Education statistics for post incarceration

    Post-Incarcerated individuals come from deeply disadvantaged backgrounds

    Many post-incarcerated individuals come from deeply disadvantaged backgrounds. Many challenges including race, poverty, and generational incarceration set young adults up for a hard road ahead. Additionally, research has found there is a link between education and employment. Post-incarcerated individuals without a high school education face a lower chance of being employed.

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative helps these individuals obtain much-needed education to allow them to secure a quality career. The goal is to prevent a life of crime, prison re-entry, or suicide. The Initiative is bridging the severe educational barriers faced by formerly incarcerated people.

    To learn more, please visit our website at; https://returningyouth.com

  • Donate to Million Dreams Campaign

    Million People - Million Dollar fundraiser

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Million People - Million Dollar fundraiser is still in full force and we need your help! The Returning Youth Initiative is a non-profit organization providing the building blocks to educate, guide, and mentor post-incarcerated young adults. Our team remains dedicated to serving this community of individuals to assist in creating their new self-sustaining life.

    Our goal is to get over a million people across the country involved both financially and by sharing our Initiative with their friends and family.  Every dollar can make a difference in the life of a post-incarcerated young adult.  So, please Donate at https://bit.ly/3AseIGA or through our website. Then find us on social media at ReturningYouth and share our mission and encourage others to give also.

    For more information about Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative go to https://returningyouth.com.

  • Penn & Perry Group Staten Island NY

    Dr. Khanna met with partners of Penn & Perry Group today!

    Dr. Khanna met with partners of Penn & Perry Group today! Based out of Staten Island, NY, Malcolm Penn and Mike Perry have been working to fight gun violence in their area.  They call for peace and try to provide an alternative to the community members. They feel a sense of responsibility to their community to help protect and push their message. 

    We are excited to link arms with these two! Along with Penn & Perry, The Returning Youth Initiative is looking to establish a Vocational School and Safe Haven Location for the post incarcerated young adults. Thank you for your support!

    To learn more, please visit; https://returningyouth.com

  • Mayor Barbarann Keffer from Upper Darby Township, PA

    Returning Youth’s Pennsylvania State Manager, Sayekhul Islam, met with Upper Darby’s Mayor

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth’s Pennsylvania State Manager, Sayekhul Islam, met with Upper Darby’s Mayor, Barbarann Keffer. We are excited to have the support of the Upper Darby township community and look forward to working with Mayor Keffer moving forward. We cherish the collaboration formed and are thrilled to see what the future holds.

    To learn more about Dr. Khanna's returning youth initiative go to our website at returningyouth.com 

  • Volunteer to open a Safe Haven community center in your area to assist post-incarcerated young adults with a new start.

    Safe Haven Community Center is a division of Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative.

    Safe Haven community center is a division of Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative.  It is a center that works with post-incarcerated and struggling young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 to assist them in building a life they dream of.   We are striving to have a national presence in all 50 states within the next few months.  To do this it takes VOLUNTEERS to step up and help us continue the work in your area. 

    Go to our website and click volunteer to be contacted with additional information about how to start a Save Haven community center where you live.  We are waiting to hear from you so click and get started https://returningyouth.com/contact/#form

  • Share Your Story with Returning Youth

    We are seeking post-incarcerated individuals who are willing to share their story with us

    We are seeking post-incarcerated individuals who are willing to share their story with us. Your personal story could impact several people who may have experienced the same struggles as you. In hopes of reaching as many people as possible, we are looking for people who are willing to showcase their journey through the ups and downs of post-incarceration.

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative addresses roadblocks of post-incarcerated young adults. The Initiative has opened Safe Haven community centers, Home of Hope housing and several other structured programs for education, training and life-skill development.

    Please consider sharing your story with us! Visit our website to contact us; https://returning youth.com

  • Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative's team in Montana jumped in to help a post-incarcerated young adult in need this weekend. - Thank you MT team

    Appreciation for our Montana team

    Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative's team in Montana jumped in to help a young adult from going back to jail this weekend. He was released 10 months ago and was struggling in his current living situation and he finally got to the point of giving up and was about to commit a crime that would return him to jail. One of our board members was contacted and our team jumped in to aid this young man. They contacted Dr. Surajit Khanna directly and received permission to get him a motel for the night along with other items he was in need of. We are now beginning the process of evaluating his needs and completing his enrollment package to consider him for our program.   

    Many many thanks to the Montana team lead by our county manager Kari Anderson and her board members.

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    Ryan Fegan of Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative, discussed "EMBRACING THE YES.”

    Ryan Fegan, Associate Director of Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative, discussed last week about “EMBRACING THE YES.”   He talked about how these young adults spend so much of their life hearing “NO.” As kids, they are growing up in a society where “NO” is how everything seems to be answered all the time.  When they then make a bad decision that results in an arrest for a crime, “NO” becomes even more pervasive.

    Now, with our Safe Haven community centers, we can give these individuals a place to get assistance in areas they are struggling with and give them hope. We provide a reason to be proud of themselves, so they have the ability to embrace the word “YES.”  They can freely have discussions where they are not judged for their experiences, their struggles, and failures; where they feel equal in society.  They have paid their debt to society and are now free to “Embrace the YES” and make a positive, lasting impact in their communities.

    Often we hear these amazing stories that come out of the struggles, and Returning Youth would like to recognize and honor these individuals.  If you know of a post-incarcerated teen or young adult in your area doing amazing things, please contact us and let us recognize them for saying YES to making a difference.

    To contact us, please visit our website at https://returningyouth.com

  • Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative peer Mentor

    Working to open a Safe Haven Community Center opening in Wilmington Delaware

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative would like to introduce you to one of our peer mentors.  Mr. Christopher (Chris) Sanchez will be assisting us at our Delaware Safe Haven opening soon at 2411 Lancaster Ave, Wilmington DE 19805.  We are excited to have Chris playing a role in our Initiative as we continue to grow across America.

    Statistics show that peer mentorship plays a major role in lowering the recidivism rate in the United States.  Dr. Suarjit Khanna and his team understand this.  Although everyone’s experience in and out of prison is different, everyone needs to feel heard and connected.  With the help of our peer mentors, we can provide a safe environment for post-incarcerated young adults to express themselves and discuss the hard topics that allow them to work through their struggles to a new life and future.

    To volunteer or share your story, please reach out to us today through our website at https://returningyouth.com

  • Dr. Bonita “Bo” Best

    Returning Youth initiative to collaborate with Dr. Bonita

    Dr. Bonita “Bo” Best attended the “Party with the Professor” and discussed with Dr. Khanna the overwhelming need for the Returning Youth Initiative in Baltimore.  Dr. Best owns a cleaning company and is interested in working with Dr. Khanna to expand in all 50 states.

    If you are interested in financially supporting Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative go to https://bit.ly/3AseIGA

    To learn more about the Initiative please visit https://returningyouth.com

  • Dr. Khanna spoke at the “Party with the Professor” event today in Baltimore, MD at Sizzle Restuarant

    Dr. Khanna met with Dr. Curtis Jones and Mr. Travis Winkey at the "Party with the Professor"

    Dr. Surajit Khanna attended the “Party with the Professor” event today in Baltimore, Maryland,  with Dr. Curtis Jones and Mr. Travis Winkey, the individuals heading up Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative in Baltimore.  Dr. Khanna spoke at the event to introduce the initiative to hundreds of professors and executives from the Baltimore community. The attendees were excited about this Initiative, and many donated to our Million People Fundraiser. 

    Mr. Raj Singh, the owner of “Sizzle” restaurant, who hosted today’s event, also offered his support for the Initiative. 

    If you would like to join the attendees of the event and donate to Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative go to https://bit.ly/3AseIGA

    To learn more about the Initiative please visit https://returningyouth.com

  • Dr. Surajit Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative is looking for individuals, organizations and businesses to volunteer to an all-powerful post-incarceration program designed to help young adults.

    Returning Youth seeking like-minded individuals to volunteer

    Dr. Surajit Khanna is an attorney and youth advocate, that launched Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Post Incarceration Juvenile Justice Reformation Act Initiative in early 2020 and filed the DBA for his Returning Youth Initiative at the start of 2021.

    Returning Youth is designed to restore lives and return dreams of post-incarceration young adults. His program addresses housing needs, conducts medical and psychological evaluations, in addition to aiding with education/career training opportunities, life skill development, mentoring, and job placement assistance.

    We are looking for like-minded individuals to volunteer and assist with our marvelous program. Visit our website to find out how you can get involved; https://returningyouth.com.

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    Dr. Surajit Khanna's dedicated passion for helping people

    Through strategic collaborations and a dedicated passion for helping people, Dr. Surajit Khanna founded the Returning Youth Initiative to help post-incarcerated individuals on their journey back into society. These young adults face challenges many of us are unaware of. Simple tasks like finding a job are much more difficult because of the stigma that comes with it. Finding a home, supportive mentors and friends, and educational opportunities are often limited for them.

    Dr. Khanna has realized there is a strong need for a program to provide these individuals with the building blocks of success.   He and his team worked to create just that and are in the process of establishing a presence in all 50 states to help and support this community of people.  His goal is to restore dreams and set post-incarcerated individuals up with a self-sustaining life.

    To learn more about the Returning Youth Initiative, please visit https://returningyouth.com

  • WHat is a Safe Haven

    What is a Safe Haven?

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiatives Safe Haven community center was created so that post-incarcerated young adults would have a judgment-free, supportive place to meet, socialize, learn, and partner with their community. Safe Haven creates a space where individuals feel accepted, can work on career training,  join mentorship programs and so much more.

    If you would like to volunteer and get involved with Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative or donate go to https://returningyouth.com

  • Returning Youth initiative rolling out a network of Safe Haven Community Centers

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, an attorney and youth advocate, founded the Returning Youth Initiative in early 2020 as a program designed to aid young adult post-incarcerated individuals with job placements, housing assistance, mentorship, and education opportunities. 

    The program is currently working to roll out in every state in our country by opening Safe Haven community centers as well as providing individualized education opportunities for post-incarcerated individuals.  The Initiative’s goal is to reduce the struggles so many young adults face once they re-enter society and to return the dreams and futures of these individuals.

    Find out how to donate to Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative at, https://returningyouth.com

  • Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative is focused on reducing recidivism

    By strengthening rehabilitation strategies, Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative is focused on reducing recidivism. Recidivism is defined as “a person’s relapse into criminal behavior”. 

    The Returning Youth Initiative, founded in early 2020, realized that individuals came out of the justice system with no plan or guidance in place. Dr. Khanna has dedicated his program to return dreams to these individuals by providing them with the building blocks needed for successful futures. Education, mentorship, job placement, and housing assistance are areas of focus for the program with hopes of reducing recidivism and allowing post-incarcerated individuals to have a self-sustaining life.

    For more information, please visit our website at https://returningyouth.com

  • Mental health needs of Post-Incarcerated individuals

    In the United States alone, over 600,000 individuals enter Prison each year. Many of these people have pre-existing mental health issues. Consequently, once they are released, they face worsening conditions. Even if someone were considered mentally healthy prior to entering the justice system, they are more likely to develop mental health symptoms once they are in prison. 

    Prison can take a serious toll on an individual’s psychological well-being. They face loneliness, isolation, grief, and overall stimulation. Therefore, their environment can be extremely stressful with very few ways to relieve that stress. 

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative is fighting to address the needs of these post-incarcerated individuals. He sees the potential within them to change their lives for the better. The initiative advocates for young adults and provides them with tools to use to get them on the right track and continue chasing their dreams. 

    Visit our website to learn more about the Returning Youth Initiative. https://returningyouth.com

  • Dr. Khanna meets with the Baltimore City Council

    Dr. Khanna meets the Baltimore City Council officials and community leaders on July 30th and establishes Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative's Baltimore County office located at 2515 Liberty Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215.

    This county office will be administered by Mr. Travis Winkey and Prof. Curtis Jones, who has been tasked with finding an appropriate facility for the Initiative's Safe Haven community center.

  • Dr. Khanna discusses opening a Safe Haven Community Center in Sacramento

    On July 29, 2021, Dr. Khanna met with Diann H. Rogers, President & CEO of Rancho Cordova Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss opening a Safe Haven community center in Sacramento County, California.

    To learn more about Dr. Khanna's returning youth initiative go to our website at returningyouth.com

  • Dr. Khanna and Ryan Fegan spent the afternoon with Chuck Hughes

    Dr. Surajit Khanna and Ryan Fegan had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Chuck Hughes, Executive Director of the Gary Indiana Chamber of Commerce.  They are very happy to be working together to bring Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Safe Haven Community Center to the Gary region. 

    To learn more about Dr. Khanna's returning youth initiative go to our website at returningyouth.com

  • Dr. Khanna had a great visit with Dorothy Leavell of the Chicago Crusader Newspaper

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative had a great visit with Dorothy Leavell, publisher of the Chicago Crusader Newspaper.  We are proud to be collaborating with her and supporting her “Heroes In The Hood” Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative had a great visit with Dorothy Leavell, publisher of the Chicago Crusader Newspaper.  We are proud to be collaborating with her and supporting her “Heroes In The Hood” program recognizing outstanding youth that is positively impacting their communities.

    To learn more about Dr. Khanna's returning youth initiative go to our website at https://returningyouth.com

  • Understanding the needs of Post-Incarcerated individuals

    Through strategic collaborations and a dedicated passion for helping people, Dr. Surajit Khanna founded the Returning Youth Initiative to help post-incarcerated individuals on their journey back into society. These young adults face challenges many of us are unaware of. Simple tasks like finding a job are much more difficult because of the stigma that comes with it. Finding a home, supportive mentors and friends, and educational opportunities are often limited for them. 

    Dr. Khanna has realized there is a strong need for a program to help these individuals. He plans to establish a presence in all 50 states to help and support this community of people.  His goal is to restore dreams and set post-incarcerated individuals up with a successful future.

    To learn more about the Returning Youth Initiative, please visit, https://returningyouth.com

  • We are looking for like-minded individuals to volunteer and assist with our marvelous program

    Dr. Surajit Khanna, an attorney and youth advocate, launched Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Post Incarceration Juvenile Justice Reformation Act Initiative in early 2020 and filed the DBA for Returning Youth at the start of 2021. 

    Returning Youth is designed to restore lives and return dreams of post-incarceration young adults. His program addresses housing needs, conducts medical and psychological evaluations, aids with education/training opportunities, life skill development, mentoring, and job placement assistance.

    We are looking for like-minded individuals to volunteer and assist with our marvelous program. Visit our website to find out how you can help; https://returningyouth.com

  • Dr. Khanna creates a Safe Haven Community Center

    Dr. Khanna’s Safe Haven Community Center was created so that post-incarcerated young adults would have a judgment-free, supportive place to meet, socialize, learn, and partner with their community. The Safe Haven creates a safe space where individuals feel accepted, where they can work on career training, and where they join mentorship programs.

    Find out how to Volunteer or get involved with Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative or donate at: https://returningyouth.com

  • Dr. Khanna founding his Returning Youth initiative

    Dr. Surajit Khanna founded his Returning Youth Initiative in early 2020. It helps post-incarcerated young adults re-enter society with the skills needed to fulfill their dreams. It raises awareness of the struggles these individuals face once released. Dr. Khanna's commitment is unwavering as he continues to make progress in all 50 states. 

    Dr. Khanna's Safe Haven community center and Home of Hope are the tips of the iceberg. His passion and dedication are demonstrated through continued collaborations with businesses, organizations, and individuals to give a voice to post-incarcerated young adults. 

    We are looking for volunteers to help us meet our goals. We seek like-minded individuals to join us along this journey to guide and support our mission. Please reach out to find out how you can help! Visit us at https://returningyouth.com 

  • Assisting young Post-Incarcerated individuals by helping them get back on their feet

    Research shows that brain development continues into our mid-twenties. Often,  immaturity and behavioral issues prompt young adults to make poor decisions resulting in an arrest of some kind. One small mistake in their youth cannot be allowed to define their futures. 

    Post-incarcerated individuals face many challenges once they re-enter society. Family strain, mental health issues, failure to find employment, and not knowing where to begin are just a few of these challenges. 

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative assists these young post-incarcerated individuals to get on the right path in hopes of them becoming active members of society. The Initiative emphasizes life skill development, job placement, and education. We want to adequately address these challenges and give post-incarcerated individuals the tools, confidence, and determination they need for a successful future. 

    Visit us at https://returningyouth.com to learn more about Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative.

  • Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Montana Team met with Damien McInnis

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Montana Team met with Damien McInnis and discussed our Initiative, our plan, and our progress so far. As the guitarist for OverTime, Damien agreed to wear a Returning Youth t-shirt at his upcoming concert in support of the Initiative.

    To learn more about the Returning Youth Initiative visit our website at https://returningyouth.com.

  • Understanding the importance of a peer mentorship

    At Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth initiative, we understand that recidivism is a problem among those released from incarceration.  In some areas of the country, it is estimated that 76% of post-incarcerated young adults are rearrested within 5 years of reentry.  We understand the importance of peer mentorship and how it positively impacts the rate of recidivism.  We have created several collaborations with individuals to assist with us in this peer mentorship area and continue to recruit additional volunteers. 

    If you feel called to be a peer mentor, please go to our website at https://returngingyouth.com and click contact us and reference “become a peer mentor today”.

  • Dr. Khanna to create a Safe Haven

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative provides many different types of services to post-incarcerated young adults.  Part of our uniqueness is our Safe Haven community centers that partner to create community relationships to change the way individuals reentering society are viewed.  With the involvement of local businesses and organizations, we are able to provide mentorship, life skill development, employment assistance, and so much more through our Safe Haven centers.  

    We are in the process of expanding Safe Haven community centers rapidly across the country. If you are interested in learning more about bringing one to your area, please reach out to ryan@returningyouth.com for more information.

    To learn more about Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative, go to our website at https://returningyouth.com.

  • Looking for people who have a passion to help Post-Incarcerated individuals

    “Restoring Lives - Returning Dreams” is the slogan for Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative.  Our team works hard every day to grow the organization to be in all 50 states and every county to help restore as many post-incarcerated young adult lives as possible.  We want to help these individuals create self-sustaining lives so they can have a chance to dream.  

    To accomplish this, we need individuals who share our passion for assisting post-incarcerated young adults by stepping up and getting involved.  If that is you, reach out to us through our website at https://returningyouth.com.  

  • Employment vs. Career

    Here at Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative, we understand that finding and maintaining a job is a critical part of successful reentry for young adults.  These individuals struggle due to a lack of education, work experience, life and trade skills.  In addition, there is a general reluctance from employers to hire post-incarcerated workers.  This, compounded with the fact that at the time of reentry most do not have a job lined up which will provide them a self-sustaining, livable wage.

    This is why Dr. Khanna’s Initiative is working hard to assist these individuals in developing the skills necessary to build a self-sustaining career.   We are doing this through a combination of our Career and Entrepreneur Program as well as strategic collaborations with businesses, organizations, and educational facilities.

    If you interesting in learning more about this area of our Initiative please reach out to us through our website at https://returningyouth.com

  • We need your HELP!

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Million People - Million Dollar fundraiser is still in full force and we need your help! The Returning Youth Initiative is a non-profit organization providing the building blocks to educate, guide, and mentor post-incarcerated young adults. Our team remains dedicated to serving this community of individuals to assist in creating their new self-sustaining life.

    Our goal is to get over a million people across the country involved both financially and by sharing our Initiative with their friends and family.  Every dollar can make a difference in the life of a post-incarcerated young adult.  So, please Donate at https://bit.ly/3AseIGA or through our website. Then find us on social media at ReturningYouth and share our mission and encourage others to give also.

    For more information about Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative go to https://returningyouth.com.

  • Share your story

    Sharing your story is a great way to help others understand your experiences and allow them to relate to the challenges you faced. How did you overcome obstacles thrown your way? How did your experiences influence your present life? 

    Sharing stories often engage people by allowing them to relate. It creates an emotional connection within themselves and gives them the comfort to be vulnerable to share or get involved in something they normally would not. Sharing your story can help other individuals start their own healing process.

    Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative empowers these post-incarcerated individuals to fulfill their dreams and recognize they are not alone. The Initiative will guide and mentor teens and young adults with life skills, education opportunities, housing, and job placement. 

    Share your story with us today! 

    For more information about Dr. Khanna’s Initiative, visit us at http://returningyouth.com 

  • Returning Youth seeking new volunteers

    We are seeking individuals, businesses, and organizations to help us grow an army of volunteers across the United State to fight recidivism in young adults.   We have nationwide volunteer opportunities to help grow awareness of the positive impact our Initiative is making with post-incarcerated young adults.  With your help we can work to provide these individuals with the building blocks they need to have the confidence in themselves and create a successful future. 

    Today, statistics show that more than half of the 18 to 26-year-olds coming out of prison will be arrested within the first three years.  This is due to the fact that until now there was not a long-term support system in place to help them turn that corner.  The services provided by Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative and our Safe Haven Community Centers give them this and with your help, we can have one opened in every county in the country. 

    Please raise your hand and volunteer at a state and local level on our board of directors, become a mentor, help with career training, fundraising, and beyond.  The opportunities for how to get involved are endless.  

  • The negative effects of being Post-Incarcerated

    Did you know 70% of post-incarcerated never completed high school?  Consequently, many former prisoners are viewed negatively by employers due to a lack of education and employment history. Limited education and work experience lead to huge roadblocks for these individuals. 

    Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative will provide these individuals with the resources to secure quality employment, training, and knowledge base for a rich fulfilling future. Dr. Khanna’s Initiative is designed to restore and rebuild these post-incarcerated individuals.

    Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning, we are here talking about the issues facing post-incarcerated youth and young adults in America. 

    Visit us and learn more at https://returningyouth.com

  • Dr. Surajit Khanna helping the futures of post-incarcerated young adults

    As an attorney and youth advocate, Dr. Surajit Khanna is passionate about the futures of post-incarcerated young adults. Since his Initiative launched in early 2020,  it has created a structure to help these individuals develop the skills they need to have a self-sustaining life. The program assists with housing, job placement, career development, mentoring, educational opportunities, and more. 

    Be a part of this mighty Initiative that our country desperately needs. Reach out today and find out how you can volunteer and help! 

    Visit us at https://returningyouth.com

  • This week has been very busy for Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative

    We secured individuals to help expand our Safe Haven community centers in Las Vegas and Utah.

    The first fundraiser dinner is planning for July 31, 2021 in Hamilton, MT and started the planning for one in Maryland.  Keep checking back for updates.

    We have continued to expand our Million People Fundraiser.  If you have not donated yet it is not too late.  We also need your help to reach our goal of having a million people donate to our cause.

    Donate at https://bit.ly/3AseIGA  or through our website at https://returninyouth.com.

  • Dr. Surajit Khanna met with Rosanne Simpson of the South Valley Chamber in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Returning Youth initiative opening a Safe Haven in Salt Lake County

    Dr. Khanna met with Rosanne Simpson from the South Valley Chamber of Commerce at Salt Lake City, UT about the initiative. The initiative plans to open up a Safe Haven in Salt Lake County soon. 

    For more information about Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative please visit our website at https://returningyouth.com

  • Please join Wendy in helping us change the lives of post incarcerated young adults across America

    Returning Youth's first donor in Utah

    Wendy Watson is the first person to make a donation in Beaver, Utah, towards Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth initiative. She donated $1 towards Dr. Khanna’s Million People - Million Dollar fundraiser. 

    To donate, as Wendy did, scan our QR Code or go to: https://bit.ly/3AseIGA.  For more information about how to get involved with Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative, visit our website at https://returningyouth.com. 

  • Mr. Grant Williams Post

    Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative supports Ghostface Killah

    Dr. Khanna's Returning Youth Initiative supports Ghostface Killah, Hip Hop Artist from Wu-Tang Clan, who has been an advocate for Mr. Grant Williams.  Mr. Williams is being exonerated today through the Staten Island Supreme Court after serving 25 years in prison. 

    Clem Yeboah, President of the Initiative, is attending the proceedings today to witness this event.

    To learn more about the Returning Youth Initiative or donate, please go to our website at https://returningyouth.com. 

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    What Is Post Incarceration Syndrome?

    Post Incarceration Syndrome is a mental disorder that affects a significant number of young adults after being released from prison.  All individuals who have been in prison are at risk for this disorder, but those who have experienced trauma during their prison sentence may be more likely to develop the syndrome and have more intense side effects.

    It is important to Dr. Khanna Returning Youth Initiative that we make sure individuals struggling with this mental disorder receive the support needed.  This is why our Initiative is partnering with doctors across the country to make sure individuals in our program get the assistance they need.

    For more information, please go to our website at https://returningyouth.com.

  • NV is on board

    Dr. Khanna building relationships in Las Vegas

    Dr. Khanna meets and finalizes his relationship in Las Vegas, NV with Samantha (Sammie) Saucedo. He appointed Sammie as the Nevada State Manager for Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative. 

    Initially, she plans to is open a Safe Haven in Las Vegas, which is in Clark county. Sammie who is a post-incarcerated individual herself is a certified optician and paraoptometric.  She plans to open a branch for Marvel Vision Center in Las Vegas to work towards employing and mentoring post-incarcerated young adults in the field of vision care. 

    For more information about Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth initiative, please visit returningyouth.com.

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    Why your to Returning Youth matters

    At Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative, we rely on your donation to make our services accessible to more post-incarcerated young adults in our county.  Our Initiative is a nonprofit organization working to change the paths that are available to post-incarcerated young adults in our country.

    It is a similar story across our country, where young adults, released from prison, struggle to find the necessary support to help them re-enter society and to have a productive lifestyle. Often, as a result, they would hit roadblocks, were made to feel voiceless, and found themselves lost, often returning to a life of crime, prison, or even suicide.

    Dr. Surajit Khanna recognized that the current system did not properly provide for this group of post-incarcerated young adults. With a strong team of like-minded individuals, as well as strategic collaborations with outside businesses and organizations, Dr. Khanna has created a structure that addresses everything from housing, medical and psychological needs, educational training, life skills development, community engagement, mentoring, job placement assistance, and beyond, to assist in providing post-incarcerated young adults the necessary building blocks to create a new self-sustaining life. 

    With your donation and your help sharing our message, we can exceed our goal of a Million People – Million Dollars.  So please consider giving a dollar or more and ask your friends, family, and co-workers to do the same.

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    Dr. Khanna kicks off the Million People - Million Dollar initiative

    Dr. Khanna and the Montana team of Returning Youth Initiative kicked off the Million People - Million Dollar drives at the Las Vegas Strip on the evening of July 20, 2021. The first person to donate a dollar to their cause was Santina Jackson. For more information about Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative go to https://returningyouth.com and to join Santina in donating go to https://bit.ly/3AseIGA or our website.

  • News - Cori Goldfarb

    Dr. Khanna and Cori Goldfarb of Truth and Beauty Spa look to bring her spas to all 50 states.

    Dr. Khanna met with Cori Goldfarb, Owner, and CEO of Truth and Beauty Spa in Roslyn, NY, this week. They discussed working together to bring her spas to all 50 states and train post-incarcerated young adults the skills needed to work and run them.

    https://returningyouth.com

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    Dr. Umar Farooq agrees to partner with Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative

    Today, June 12th, 2021, Dr. Surajit Khanna met with Township Officials in Bensalem, PA, at Dr. Umar Farooq’s clinic, Knight’s Medical Center. located in Bensalem, PA. During this meeting, the officials agreed to partner with Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative to launch Pennsylvania’s first Safe Haven community center to support post-incarcerated young adults. This will be located in Bucks County, PA, and Dr. Farooq MD will be assisting in determining the best location to open Safe Haven.
     
    For more information about Dr. Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative, visit returningyouth.com
    or contact Sayekhul Islam, our Pennsylvania state manager, at +1 (267) 241-7106

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    Dr. Khanna Visits the Hamilton, MT Safe Haven Community Center

    Dr. Khanna visits his “Safe Haven” community center at Hamilton, Montana to attend the local board of directors meeting on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
     
    To know more about this Safe Haven community center please call the County Manager, Kari Anderson at 406-802-4663

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