Program helping mentor inmates receives grant

SALISBURY, Md. – Some inmates at the Eastern Shore Correctional Institution could soon take classes to become certified to work in wastewater treatment.

It’s all thanks to the local non-profit Increasing Personal Power and Success (I.P.P.S.) who got a major grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Officials are in the final stages of creating the program to help inmates at the state jail. It’s an industry that organizers say needs employees and they’re excited to soon offer the program locally.

“It requires that the individual study and take tests every six months in increments for a two year period. And to become certified for employment in the wastewater industry,” says Robert Williams, the Executive Director of the I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program.

Williams says they will start with six inmates and possibly use the Salisbury wastewater site as a training facility if Mayor Jake Day agrees. They hope to launch at the end of the month and will use the money to buy necessarily training equipment.

For more information about the I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program visit

Donations to I.P.P.S. can be sent to P.O. Box 214, Delmar, DE, 19940.

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