Testimonials about Level

People in prison who use our educational and job training guides are critical members of the Level community. Their words tell us what content to make next, how we can improve and how Level has impacted their transformation towards a brigher future.

You all at Level relate to the incarcerated's desires and needs to still be productive citizens in society. You realize we are still human beings with families and friends, too. We still strive to return better and renewed! Thank you! I really appreciate this guide and all that you are doing.

- Joseph, in prison in Texas

This guide has opened my mind to meditation. I believe it's a tool I will use for the rest of my life to enhance the quality of my life. I now understand why meditation is so beneficial. I also understand how to do it in a productive way. I believe meditation will have a profound impact on my life in a beautiful way.

- Jacob, in prison in Kansas

Thank you for allowing me to broaden my horizons. Because of you, I build more character and have hopes for my future. I suffer from combat PTSD. I need self expression and relaxation. Art seems to help both. I'd like to find more ways to use art to unlock interior feelings that are not usually expressed.

- Jeffery, incarcerated in California

I'm in administrative segregation (solitary confinement) on 23 hour lockdown. We are locked in our cell with no educational classes - none! This system sticks us in a cell and that's it? We don't have the privilege of going to school or learning a trade. So the worst gets worse. I'm glad I ran into you all at Level.

- Ruben, in solitary confinement in Texas

I truly appreciate Level's learning tools and certificates for my husband. It gives him a great appreciation for the educational skills and certificates he gets while in prison. He would be lost without the guidance he receives! We appreciate your organization!

- Dena, wife of person in prison in Illinois

I am continuously seeking self improvement through education, reflection and applying knowledge. I don't just want to learn, I want to build my character. I was surprised how many practical things I learned from this guide. There were very clear guidelines. It helped me envision the possibilities in the future.

- Thomas, incarcerated in Pennsylvania

I have come to a point in life where I value education. I have seen results in my life and I want to encourage others to succeed. I would like to be involved in an organization like you are creating, not only do you educate, you also instill hope in lives.

- David, incarcerated in Texas

Being in Texas prisons, our chances of getting rehabilitated are slim to none when it comes to prison officials. So we have to be self-willing on rehabilitating ourselves. I would like to tell you all how highly appreciative that I am for you all blessing me and others with these learning guides.

- Jermain, in prison in Texas

This meditation guide is actually helping me to learn to chill and stay calm. I've spent most of my 14 years locked down. Solitary confinement time is rough to do. These last couple of weeks I've been really chillin'. It's not hard to understand. It's amazing how much meditation can do for you.

- Kelly, incarcerated in Michigan

I had never previously studied computer science. This is the best course I have received from you to date. It contained challenging but understandable material that has practical application. It's excellent content, presented well, achievable, convenient. I recommend Level regularly - thank you for your programs!

- Colin, in prison in Illinois

I learned a lot more from this guide than from a business college book because this guide kept it simple and touched every point that you need to know about starting your own business. I wish I would have known about this course years ago. Thank you, Level.

- Miguel, incarcerated in California

I want to thank you for everything because I'm trying to get as much education and as many certificates as I can. So I can get out and get a job and go to a good college. I can get moved to a different prison and you all just look me up and keep sending me content. I could be in any prison yard and Level is allowed.

- Jose, in a California State Prison

This guide really gives a person the brutal truth about starting a business. It doesn't just tell you what you would like to hear. I believe the Level program can give incarcerated people another outlook on life that can cut the recidivism rate. Thank you all for what you do. Keep up the excellent work.

- Cordell, incarcerated in Illinois

Thank you for mailing me the educational guides. They really help me to keep focused on being a law-abiding citizen and productive member of society. I have so much I am struggling with. I can't wait to receive How To Start Your Own Business: Thrive In The First Year and then Psychology: Motivation And Emotion.

- Lathon, in prison in Arkansas

I had no idea how to go about starting my own business and the information in this guide was very helpful. It provided information on how to conduct research before starting a business and how to plan everything. I want other people to learn how to be entrepreneurs, too, and help create a better society.

- Gabriel, in prison in Pennsylvania

This computer science guide was not something I could breeze through. It was challenging, but I have a starting point now. I am eager to move forward. I want to thank Level for providing the information you do. These lessons have truly been key in giving us the tools to start a change in our behaviors and lives.

- Damon, incarcerated in Illinois

While other organizations tell us to hook up with them when we get out, Level is actually doing something for us while we're stuck here. Educational opportunities are in short supply. I've been in prison 21 years, since I was 17. I can't thank you enough. Level has done more for me than other so-called advocates.

- Dominic, in prison in Pennsylvania

Thank you for existing and for helping those of us who sincerely on a daily basis strive to rehabilitate and educate ourselves to heal, recover and grow as men, husbands, fathers within our community. So much potential exists in here! We burn for more opportunities to accomplish and be praised.

- Jeffrey, incarcerated in North Carolina

I've been incarcerated since the age of 17, I am now 41, and it's places like Level that give people like me hope. The guides are insightful - I have learned a lot. I read the last one four times and frequently re-read to remember what I learned. A person told me about Level, so it's only right that I tell others.

- Lenzy, incarcerated in a state prison

Your guides cover a lot of information but are not overwhelming. I feel inspired and motivated, not only to learn more, but also to apply what I learned and continue the education. The guides are expansive, instructive, and inspiring. They make me imaginative, and I want others to experience that, too.

- Robert, in prison in Michigan

I'm very interested in the educational, job training and personal development guides you offer. Thank you for looking out for us forgotten, marginalized folks. It's easy to wallow in self-pity and hatred here, so I really appreciate these opportunities to focus on something better.

- Aldo, in prison in California

Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to learn something that can change my life, especially something that I can put to use once I'm out in society. I have read a few articles on how to start your own business. But I have never written out a business plan until now.

- Raul, in prison in California

I learned a lot. The guide helps in so many facets of starting a business, from checking to see if you are ready to finding out what business is right for you, to the worksheet on preparing to launch. Thank you for everything you all do at Level. You all are making a difference. God bless!

- Luis, in prison in California

I took the ServSafe food handling test in 2022. I failed due to the way the instructor taught the class. Level's guide broke down the same lessons in simple and understandable terms. If I took the test right now, I would ace it! Thank you! I cannot wait to be released to continue while supporting Level.

- Ben, in prison in Pennsylvania

I studied this guide every day until I was finished. There was so much that I didn't know about foodborne illnesses. To be truthful, cooks have the lives of people in their hands. I know how to handle people's food. You guys present a lot of necessary information that would allow for state licensing.

- Jimmy, incarcerated in Texas

Thank you for making me one of the first to receive the guide How To Start Your Own Business: Prepare To Launch. Learning from these guides makes my time off from work into quality time. When I am learning, time flies in here and it gives me a positive, worthwhile use of my time. Thank you for having this program.

- Bruce, incarcerated in North Carolina

I have been down for 10 years. It's stressful sharing a cell. Your meditation guide touches on so many more subjects than my class did and it was all explained in a very easy manner with humor and stories. I have less stress, anxiety and have found more peace. I am more patient and happy. I can express myself better.

- Allen, in prison in Pennsylvania

I work five days a week. This busy schedule doesn't allow me to take classes in the prison education department. So I rely on places like yours in order for me to learn on my own time. Thank you for being there. Your business guide helped fill in blank spots and plan things out in a systematic order.

- Divesh, in prison in South Carolina

I've used this entrepreneurship guide frequently and continue to do so, as I am making a list to track my ideas, cost, etc. It is easy to read and easy to follow. I like that it's almost a step-by-step guide. What Level does is such an inspiration, keep up the amazing work! Thank you for this opportunity.

- Kimberly, incarcerated in Wisconsin

Level has been a fulfilling and enjoyable volunteer experience. Nearly every person in prison who leaves feedback on Level’s educational content talks about the enormous impact it has had not only on their knowledge but also their well being. When I read their feedback, I feel proud to be a volunteer at Level.

- Kara, online volunteer for Level

This meditation guide has taught me a new skill. This is a tool to use when worried, stressed, sad, and when your anxiety is high, when you have a lot on your mind, and when you need to focus and clear your mind. This is an amazing skill to have - perfect in moments of tension, stress, anger, and so much more!

- Brandon, incarcerated in Illinois

This art guide is very in depth, and it shows you step by step on how to see artistry. You won't believe how much better I have gotten, and how much I've learned. It has filled that void that kept me uptight all day, walking around with a mad look on my face. It is a stress reliever for guys like me behind bars.

- LaVoy, in prison in Texas

I want to thank you guys for helping us, some of us have nothing to turn to but the streets. You've given hope to the hopeless. I read the guide everyday and use my cellmates to test my answers. I already have recommended Level a few times. You are an avenue for guys to get to learn something to take home.

- LaVoy, in prison in Texas

I found your entrepreneurship guide to be very informative, especially to those of us with little knowledge of how to start and maintain a legal business. I learned about unfamiliar terms like product-market fit, unmet needs, buyer persona, ROI, continuous improvement, break-even point and working capital. Thank you.

- Branden, incarcerated in Nevada

I would like to thank you for helping me with my advancement in a place that is scared of technology as a whole, when that's the way the world is heading. Computer science is the way of the future, and without it, we can't truly solve real world problems. It will help us get more innovative.

- Wrandy, incarcerated in Texas

This meditation guide was very helpful! I have struggled in the past to learn "traditional" meditation techniques. This helped me to learn that there was another way. I've used this guide daily and the practice has helped me immensely with my anxieties. I have already recommended it to several people.

- Michael, incarcerated in Colorado

You guys are a window to those of us that want to change and really see ourselves as businessmen. This guide has eye-opening info for start-ups. I want to participate in any and all your team has to offer. I am very much into business and innovation. Please involve me in your future activities.

- Jerson, incarcerated in New Jersey

Thank you for offering these guides to us in prison. There are many of us who wish to change our lives, to grow, to learn and redeem through knowledge and hard work. I'm very happy to find this program, as the opportunities for growth are here.

- Chase, incarcerated in California

You all are doing freaking awesome! Knowledge is power. From a prisoner's standpoint, this place keeps people ignorant. I can't even get any of the things they offer here. The more information and education you all offer, the more I try to share it. I look forward to your upcoming materials - just keep them coming.

- Jay, incarcerated in Texas

Level has left me with big plans for the future to get out and do something with life. This guide taught me a lot about computer science. The things I learned from this guide - I never knew. It's kind of tricky! Everybody should want to learn and have something for themselves in the future.

- Rontrail, in prison in Florida

I greatly appreciate the educational value of the courses you provide. I understand that the tools in this guide are life changing for the better. I anticipate that I will be applying what I learned from this business guide in the near future. I humbly request the second and third business guides.

- Sterling, in prison in California

I was severely abused / tortured by my step-father, so I grew up with anger and depression. Meditation has helped me overcome those negative feelings. I have been meditating for 10 years now, and Level's guide has increased my practices by showing me new ways to meditate. Great job Level!

- Christopher, in prison in Colorado

I have been incarcerated for over 29 years. This computer science guide has helped me gain a better understanding to the type of world I'm about to enter. I knew nothing about computer science or technology, except for what little I have been exposed to or told about. This guide was enlightening. Thank you!

- Orlando, incarcerated in Illinois

I enjoyed learning about computer science - how computers run on binary numbers, detect and correct errors, and keep information protected. You should make a second guide in this series. I recommend Level to a lot of people in the prison that I am at. I enjoy learning and being with the Level community.

- Diante, in prison in Illinois

This meditation guide helped me learn about myself, and it's become a solution to a lot of my stressful problems. I'm not depressed or stressed about things I can't control. If I don't agree with a person, I don't raise my voice. Instead of being down most days, I'm happy 5 out of 7 days. Sometimes all week!

- Scionti, in prison in Florida

All of a sudden, the complexity of a computer's process is made clear - and it is not so complex! The instructions were simple. The insight was tremendous. In prison, they force religious studies and practices on you. Level has that relief of learning without being shoved full of righteous notions.

- Ashley, incarcerated in Oklahoma

The Level program is a powerful resource for parents of incarcerated adults whose facility does not offer programs for skills training. I have been very pleased with the personal care from Level. The report from my loved one about the content being relevant and informative have given me HOPE. Thank you, Level.

- Lynda, parent of a person in prison in Colorado

I thank you for caring. I'm currently in court seeking resentencing under the youthful offender act. I've been in prison for 22+ years, since I was 20. I am going to be a success story when released. The single worst moment of my life will not be what determines who I am nor how I live my life moving forward.

- John, incarcerated in Illinois

Thank you. Two very simple words that sound normal and maybe cliché. These words are insufficient to express my real gratitude, a thankfulness deep in the heart. Organizations like Level actually care. I have recommended your program already. For the business minded, any help towards success is paramount.

- Juan, incarcerated in Illinois

Though I came into incarceration uneducated in the least, now I have these outstanding opportunities to lift up myself and to become proud of who I have become. Reinventing myself and discovering who I can become through education is so very vital in this period of my life.

- Anfus, in prison in Virginia

I appreciate you and your program. I cannot thank you enough for giving me what I want most - knowledge. It gives me the opportunity to teach others the wisdom I've learned. I would like to learn about every topic you have to offer me. I acknowledge my potential of limitless growth of my image and soul.

- Alexander, incarcerated in Missouri

I've tried a million things to beat my depression and emptiness in this dead world. I never thought the simple act of learning could bring a brighter mood in such a hopeless environment. When I'm learning something, I feel worth something. Thank you Level, you rock.

- Robert, in solitary confinement in Florida

I use this guide constantly to motivate and inspire me to achieve my dreams and goals of becoming a successful entrepreneur. I related to the hard work and the pride you feel when you see your business succeeding. It motivates me and encourages me to not give up on my dreams of starting my own business.

- Miguel, incarcerated in California

Thank you! Thank you for providing this service. There's a chance that I may regain my freedom. A bigger chance that I may die in prison. But I will not die the way I came to prison - stupid! I know others that grew up like me, not having a chance. I have spread your info to others, but it's up to them.

- Andre, in prison in Illinois

I learned so much from this food handling course. Education is the key to everyone's future. I hate passing my prison time learning nothing. I am working so hard to pull myself together to become a better person and make wise choices. Learning changes lives and builds a better future. I thank you all at Level.

- Robert, in prison in Florida

I'm so grateful to Level for giving me, an incarcerated inmate, a chance to advance my skill to be better prepared for the workforce after leaving prison. I'm willing to learn as much as possible. With living costs being so high, it will take more than one job so I don't want to be limited to just one trade.

- James, in prison in Georgia

Level is an exceptional program that will have a significant impact on my nephew in prison. From the beginning, I felt like an integral part of the process, thanks to their inclusive approach and good communication. The Level staff is committed to helping people like me succeed along with my nephew.

- Georgia, supporter of a nephew in prison

So little information and schooling is available to us here. I used this guide more than I thought I would. I have a certificate in business but I needed to look back and check for things I thought I knew. I learned new things and it was humbling to realize how much I forgot. This is a great thing you are doing.

- Steven, in prison in Arizona

I very much appreciate the service that Level provides. I truly enjoy being able to continue to learn and prepare for when I am able to leave prison and jump back into the world full steam ahead with all the knowledge I have gained. It is by God's grace we can help one another.

- Devin, incarcerated in Missouri

I thought meditation wasn't for me. I can't seem to quiet my mind at all. It's nice to know I can do this. This guide explains meditation to where I can understand it. It doesn't make it sound real difficult. I can see me using it all the time. I like Level - it lets the person work at their own pace.

- Vicki, incarcerated in Nevada

I would just like to thank you all for creating these educational guides. It really means a lot to me to know that there are people out there who care about people in here like me. I really believe that the more people are able to learn and educate themselves then the world can be a safer place.

- Jessica, in prison in California

You have become something special to me and my goal of bettering myself. Your kindness has touched my heart. I wanted to share with you how much I have changed in the past year. I'm not a bad mad and I do have goals in life that I'd like to reach. I look forward to all the new guides you have coming up.

- Jacob, in prison in Texas

I'm in a single man cell 24 hours a day, seven days a week - indefinite solitary confinement until I go home. Currently I'm Florida's one, only and worst super-max prison in the state. They provide us zero educational assistance. But through Level and its guides, I've begun a journey of meeting educational goals.

- Jason, in prison in Florida