Tayba teaches applied life skills needed to navigate the difficulties and complexities of prison and (when released) the free world by becoming contributing and law abiding citizens.
While religious education and other forms of higher education are important and can be factors in rehabilitation and reducing recidivism, there is also a need for practical life skills. Through a series of coaching, peer-mentorship, utilizing existing course programs, and creating courses where needed, Tayba helps develop a track of learning for each individual that suits their reality.
Tayba Foundation is focused on supporting prisoner-developed and facilitated programs. Tayba feels these are the best-suited programs to address the real-life issues. This is especially true when the programs work in conjunction with professionals from various areas, such as mental health professionals. With nearly 2,000 students from over 30 states, Tayba has a solid overview of the available programs and where the gaps in service remain. Tayba recently completed a program evaluation with over 180 respondents from across the nation.