Realness Project (RP)

Realness Project

Realness Project (RP) is our nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing authentic relating to communities who might otherwise not have access.

Ryel with our inmate participants at the Boulder County Jail

Realness Project (RP) is our sister organization and a nonprofit whose mission is to transform the culture of incarceration through human connection. They are dedicated to bringing authentic relating to communities who might otherwise not have access: those in prison.

RP teaches participants behind bars how to cultivate and participate in healthy, nonviolent, compassionate relationships. They are the first to bring the power of Authentic Relating programs to correctional facilities. And this is just the beginning.

Realness Project  is committed to sharing this important work with students, educators, families, veterans, religious and political organizations, the justice department – you name it. We believe RP has the power to transform any community willing to open their hearts and minds to the world of authentic relating.

We cannot do this work alone. We need financial support. We need corporate partners. We need introductions. We need volunteers in and outside our training courses. We need YOU. If you are feeling touched and inspired by our work in the world, please take action. We have big, bold goals for 2022 and beyond. We’d love for you to be a part of our nonprofit family.

“I believe this is the single most impactful program I have ever attended in y 17 years of incarceration. I truly received a new way to relate and I am more than grateful for this gift. Thank you so very much for a life-altering experence!”

- Daniel, Centennial Correctional Complex

“This workshop on authentic relating has changed my entire view of my identity in a matter of two days. All the masks I used to wear have been stripped away, and I have found myself for what feels like the first time. My heart feels so open to accept everyone in my life without judgment. I have found brothers and sisters who see me for who I am. I never thought I could feel so connected, so free, so alive while being locked away in jail. My life has completely changed. Thank you for this opportunity.”

- Nick, Boulder county jail

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