Cobalt Boats recently partnered with the Kansas Crossroads Foundation, a federal non-profit, in an effort to support Wilson County citizens as they transition from confinement to the workforce.
Cobalt gave the Kansas Crossroads Foundation $3,200 last month to help with operating expenses, utilities and the continuation of its mission.
The company said Pastor Jack Kyle founded the Kansas Crossroads Foundation in hopes of preparing and assisting men and women for integration back into the community by providing support, safe housing and a 12-step program. The program has helped many succeed in finding employment and full integration back into the community, using healthy and sustainable methods.
Once they are released, the program also allows people to explore personal interests and economic endeavors while interacting with community members and other participants.
“By working at the cooperative, participants are able to spark new confidence in their abilities, which establishes eagerness to find employment,” Kyle said in a statement. “In addition, their good work at the cooperative opens the opportunity to retain job references.”
“Through Pastor Kyle’s program, Cobalt has been able to add several very dedicated and talented associates to our team,” Cobalt human resources director Garry Lambert said.
“Most of the people Jack works with are very grateful to be given an opportunity to put the past behind them and be given another chance. Every time someone from the program is successful, they win, their family wins, Cobalt wins, and so does the community. We applaud Pastor Kyle’s efforts, and we will continue to support him and the Kansas Crossroads Foundation.”