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  • What is the Right Thinking Foundation?

    Right Thinking Foundation is a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.

    We work with incarcerated individuals to prepare them for life once they are released from prison, by providing them technology, life-skills training and services that connect these individuals with mentors, businesses and state agencies so they can productively use their time and be prepared for a successful return to society.

    The Right Thinking Fundation was founded by Steve Coplon, an entrepreneur and business/financial executive with a heart for these incarcerated individuals needing a second chance.

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    "Help Keep Steve In Prison"
    and will Help Keep Returning Citizens Out of Prison.

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Right Thinking Foundation is a registererd 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization that works with incarcerated individuals to prepare them for life once they are released from prison. It provides technology, training and services that connect these individuals with mentors, businesses and state agencies so they can productively use their time and be prepared for a successful return to society.

Its founder, Steve Coplon, is an entrepreneur and business/financial executive with a heart for these incarcerated individuals needing a second chance. He has tirelessly recruited others to the cause including corporations, private individuals, and private foundations.

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Learn More

Below are descriptions of various documents you can download that will tell you more about Right Thinking and what we're all about.

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This document, Program Description and Executive Director Background, provides an overview of the foundation, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization and its founder, Steve Coplon

RTF Program Overview

This document graphically displays how RTF is Fighting Recidivism Thru Financial Education

Perseverance Quotes

This document, Perseverance Quotes, provides an overview of the program: Don't Quit, Plan Ahead, It Will Get Better

RTF On Credit

This document has many resources that will help you better understand Credit. It's not just about money, it's about honoring your good name.

Giving Back to the Community

This document, Donor Information Package, provides much information about the program. Your support will help sustain the important work that RTF does helping returning citizens to become productive members of society

Working with At-Risk Youth

The best way to fight recidivism is to get to the youth before they go too far out into the world and make tragic mistakes. RTF teaches its Financial Education Program at An Achievable Dream Academy in Newport News, VA.

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This document is the core teaching tool of the program presented to returning citizens

Restrictions to Employment

This document from the Virginia Department of Corrections outlines what jobs felons are restricted from performing

David Richards' Inspirations

These documents contain two quotes and a philosophy that dramatically influenced David's life. His dad had them framed and hung them on the wall and his mom lived by them.

International Talk Radio Guest

Steve Coplon discusses RTF on the Jeff Heiser Show Success An Intentional Lifestyle.
Our show is in Archive #73

Our First Major Fundraiser

Visit the LAVA Festival site to see what we accomplished in May! Visit Our Partners

Key Partners

The Lionheart Foundation

The Problem – Recidivism

Recidivism in the United States is a national epidemic. Statistics vary, but it is widely accepted that one out of every three incarcerated individuals who are released from prison return back to prison within two years. Within five years, two out of every three incarcerated individuals who are released return back to prison.

Each year, billions of dollars are spent dealing with this problem. Nationally the average cost per incarcerated individual is over $30,000 per year.

This revolving door in and out and back in to prison needs to be changed. There are many organizations and programs that currently are fighting the problem of recidivism. Although the current resources dedicated to this problem are extensive, there could never be enough resources thrown against this problem, the need is too great.

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