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Speaking on Business: The Other Side Academy

The focus for The Other Side Academy is behavior and how to live a life of honesty, empathy and accountability.

Chris Redgrave Feb 8, 2019


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Do you believe in second chances? The Other Side Academy does with their non-profit organization that teaches those looking for a better situation how to change their lives. This comprehensive two-year residential program offers vocational training, education, peer counseling and mentoring, leadership training and transitional services. Those who come here, often as an alternative to incarceration, come to work and are successfully operating three businesses, The Other Side Movers, The Other Side Thrift Boutique and The Other Side Food Truck.

Students handle all aspects of the businesses from accounting to website creation and manual labor, and all hold each other accountable. The success of The Other Side Academy speaks for itself because The Other Side Movers made $2 million in revenue last year, and the new thrift store hit $800,000 in its first year of business.

The focus for The Other Side Academy is behavior and how to live a life of honesty, empathy and accountability, in a direct peer-to-peer community. This two-year residency program is serving students who have experienced homelessness, substance abuse, addiction and incarceration, often multiple times. Once they come to The Other Side Academy, it’s a safe environment to belong and be treated with respect … and they thrive.

The Other Side Academy is free and is completely self-sufficient.

Visit online at www.theothersideacademy.com.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

The Other Side Academy
667 E 100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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