I Got a Second Chance Day!

‘I Got A Second Chance’ T-Shirt Day is scheduled for March 24th  a national day of service  event for those who received a second chance to share with the world and celebrate.  They and those who support them are encouraged to wear an ‘I Got A Second Chance’ T-Shirt and gather together expressing pride at their accomplishments with family and friends, at places of worship, and through speaking engagements.

April Glasco, Founder and CEO of Second Chance-Last Opportunity says she “personally received a second chance in life that prompted me to start this non-profit 23 years ago.  We provide services and free empowerment and life skill programs to those who want another opportunity to make something of their lives and build a stable future for themselves and their families.  So many people have benefited from their second chance at life and I felt it was time we all acknowledge our achievements, encouraging others to make a fresh start too.”

The organization’s new tagline/logo, I Got A Second Chance, was designed by April and is trademarked. The t-shirts are available to purchase at https://www.secondchancelastopportunitunity.org/store and will be worn as a bonding and inspirational tool for all those celebrating their second chance before, on March 24th and beyond.
More information can be found on SCLO’s facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SecondChanceLastOpportunity/
SCLO’s mission is to provide a variety of educational training programs, street outreach, and inspirational youth programming to at-risk teens, teen mothers, low income families and the homeless who face multiple health, social and economic challenge.

Event Schedule

IBERIABANK – Sarasota, Florida

Iberia bank is launching their “I GOT A SECOND CHANCE” on Friday, March 23rd

Location: 783 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, Fl. 34236

Time: (it’s an all-day event).

 

Second Chance Last Opportunity`s- Sarasota, Florida

Location: 1933 Dr. Martin Luther King, Sarasota, Fl 34234

Time 7-9 am

Breakfast

 

March For Our Lives – Sarasota, Florida

March for Our Lives – Support Our Youth!

Location: Sarasota at the Unconditional Surrender Statue in front of Marina Jack’s

Time:10am

 

Rhonda White-Calahan – Sarasota, Florida

Theme: “We Shine Bright Like A Diamond” Because we got a Second Chance.

Starting 10am.

Personal Invite Only

 

Pastor John Walker- Sarasota, Florida

Theme: Second Touch

Location: Bethel Christian Methodist -Episcopal Church, 1719 22nd St, 34234-8613

Time: 10-11 am

Light Refreshment

 

Nina- Sarasota, Florida

Lucky`s Markets, 3501 S Tamiami Trail #430, Sarasota, FL 34239

volunteer with Second Chance Last Opportunity to share information about Second Chance Last Opportunity and give out materials about SCLO-

Time: 11am – 3pm

 

Linda- Sarasota, Florida

Personal Invite Only

Leroy Salmons for 6 beautiful and deserving ladies from Second Chance Last Opportunity`s NewLife Program @ 2:30pm

 

Sarasota County Fair- Sarasota, Florida

Time: 3-5pm – All youth between the ages 12-15 years old are welcome (with parents permitted and transportation) to attend (Please RSVP)

 

Carolyn Braxton- New Jersey and New York

Theme:  Women`s Brunch

Time: 11am-2:30pm

Personal Invite Only

 

Dee Rivera- Sarasota, Florida

Theme: My Story

Location: Laquinta Inn 5931 Commercial Way, Sarasota, FL

34232 1pm – 3pm.

 

Antonio Phillips- Sarasota, Florida

It’s a cookout and basketball tournament going on!!!

Location: Newtown Estates

Time: 3:30 pm

 

Leroy Green- Sanford, Florida

Feeding The Community

Theme: Taking Advantage of a Fresh Start With No Judgement

Location: Sanford

Time: 5:30

Personal Invite Only

 

I Got a Second Chance Celebration and April’s Birthday! – Sarasota, Florida

Location: Salsas & Boogaloo Restaurant & Lounge

1525 C 4th St., Sarasota, Florida 34236

Time: 6-10 pm

Price: Everyone is responsible for their own meal
If you’re interested in hosting an event in your area please email me @ aglasco63@gmail.com or call 941-360-8660.

April Glasco, Founder and CEO of Second Chance Last Opportunity, Inc., located in Sarasota, Florida is proud to unveil a new tagline and logo called “I Got A Second Chance” for Second Chance Last Opportunity.  April and her four daughters travel from city to city and state to state sharing their message of hope and the ability to change one’s life.  The new tagline and logo clearly demonstrates a life -changing experience for an individual that wants to rebuild, renew and reset their lives.

The idea for the launch of this product was a collaboration between April and her daughters: Sherral, Sherrin, Sianda and Shaquess. Each of them brings a wealth of knowledge on how they received a second chance in life. Second Chance Last Opportunity, a non-profit organization was established in 1995. April personally received a second chance in life that prompted her to start Second Chance Last Opportunity, Inc. Over the past 20 years, Second Chance Last Opportunity has provided services and programs to many individuals and families from all walks of life in Southwest Florida.

 

Our March 24, 2018 initiative is encouraging all across the country to gather for a day of expression and appreciation in their communities. It will be a time for individuals to express pride in their accomplishments with family and friends, wearing the specially designed T-shirts.

 

The organization’s new tagline/logo, I Got A Second Chance, was designed by April and is trademarked. The t-shirts are available to purchase at https://www.secondchancelastopportunity.org/store and will be worn as a bonding and inspirational tool for all those celebrating their second chance before, on March 24 and beyond.

 

More information can be found on SCLO’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SecondChanceLastOpportunity/.

SCLO’s mission is to provide a variety of educational training programs, street outreach, and inspirational youth programming to at-risk teens, teen mothers, low-income families and the homeless who face multiple health, social and economic challenges.

 

Let’s Celebrate Your Second Chance helps individuals to share and give testimonies on how they received a second chance! I put together this guide on how to get started in your own community.

STEP 1: Planning a Let’s Celebrate Your Second Chance Your Community

STEP 2: Publicize your Celebration Build Awareness and Recruit!

STEP 3: The Day of the Celebration: How to Have a Powerful Event

 

TOOLKIT

STEP 1: PLANNING   Let’s Celebrate Your Second Chance in your community. First, check here to see if there is a celebration already happening in your area. If you are interested in helping to plan with them, it is your choice. If there is no event currently planned for your area, you can start organizing your own!

Take the lead by creating an event here:  Create an Event!
IF YOU ARE CREATING THIS EVENT IN THE LINK ABOVE: Use the following naming convention: <<STATE ABBREVIATION – CITY –  Let’s Celebrate Your Second Chance >>, i.e.: NJ – Scotch Plains – a Let’s Celebrate Your Second Chance
Pick a location and time
Remember, these events are taking place on Saturday, March 24th 2018.  Let’s Celebrate Your Second Chance start and end times will vary across the country. Most projects will start in the morning (7am/10am) and conclude by 12pm and midnight.

Choosing a location
You should hold your project in a central location in your community. Projects should be accessible to as many people as possible, which will make it more likely for larger attendance of supporters and that press covers (an options) the project. Think through locations with good visibility – to either pedestrians, mass transit or auto traffic – this will allow you to connect with as many people as possible. Additional location considerations
You need to know if the location is public or private and what requirements exist to hold an event in that space. It is important that you know your rights regarding the use of space, whether you are organizing project on a college campus or in a clubhouse.
If you don’t have a location confirmed yet, you can still create your event and begin recruiting. Leave the address line as RSVP for details and you can get in touch with everyone who signs up once the location is finalized but make this your top priority.

Identify Community Partners in Your Area
If other groups have already reached out to participate in the project, connect with them and identify how each group can help contribute to the event. You may also want to identify other coalition partners in your area and invite them to participate.

Room Rental -You may need a place to meet and gather volunteers before the event; if this is necessary to the success of your event, look for community centers or churches nearby, as they can often offer affordable or discounted rates for non-profits.

Event Production Lead – This role is helpful for events with more than 75 attendees. Typically, for an event like this you would expect 1⁄2 of the number of signed up guests to show up, however with the momentum behind this issue and the power of youth leadership, you should be prepared for the potential of more people showing up than have RSVP’d. For planning an event with more than 150 sign-ups, a production lead can be helpful. The production lead will work with a local vendor to set-up some sort of amplification system and/or a stage.

Event Promotion Lead   – This person is focused on making sure the most people possible in the community hear about your event. The more people hear about the event, the more buzz it will create and the more people will show up at your event! How will your community hear that your event is happening and get the details such as date, time and location? Be creative and think through all the ways people learn about events in your local area!
○ Use your school or school district’s system for getting in touch with parents.
○ Use your local sports teams and local celebrities.
○ Use your faith Institutions.
○ Hang flyers up in sanctioned flyer areas in your community. Social media and day-to-day conversations are also powerful tools for communicating your event details to your community. Make sure everyone involved in planning the event share the details on their social channels and tell their friends.

Media Lead – Assign someone to contact local media to ensure they know about the time and location of your event. There are talking points and a press release included in the appendix to help you amplify your event in your local media. Alerting your local paper, TV and radio stations will help promote your event and build your crowd!

Post Your “Let’s Celebrate Your Second Chance” on Saturday, March 24th on your social media.