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Erudite Qualifications

  • Completed the Application Process.

  • Phone call with the Founder/President.

  • Have a one on one with the Counselor.

  • Erudite Cohort Circle

  • Ability to dedicate 10-15 hours weekly self-care for 1 year!

  • At least One Violent Felony

  • Participate in an individualized plan.

  • Ages 18+ (We also accept TJJD)

  • GRIT to make a change!

Erudite Completion Perks

  • Continued counseling for 2 years after graduation.

  • Lifelong continued Educational support.

  • Special Education Services

  • Professional References for career.

  • Professional letter of Recommendations for Trade School. College and/or University.

  • Clothing Attire for Career and Educational Interviews and "Faith Bag" for Erudite.

  • Professional Certifications 

  • Opportunities to attend College for FREE

  • Access to National Meetings

  • Career Opportunities, once declined to you.

  • Induction into a National Honor Society

  • State and Bexar County Recognition

  • Professional Community Relationships 

  • Confidence...and so many more perks!

First off, you MATTER and we are so happy you're here! The GRIT Program utilizes a comprehensive approach that combines education and faith-based counseling, our organization aims to facilitate meaningful change and assist individuals in redirecting their lives from violence. With our commitment to delivering impactful programs and services, Steadfast Sparrows Corporation provides a nurturing environment that promotes personal growth, rehabilitation, and reintegration into society. As a recognized 501(c)(3) organization, we adhere to the highest standards of transparency and accountability, ensuring that our resources are utilized effectively to support our mission. By addressing the root causes of criminal behavior and equipping individuals with the necessary tools and support, we empower them to make lasting changes and become productive members of their communities. Steadfast Sparrows Corporation remains steadfast in its dedication to promoting positive change, fostering hope, and creating opportunities for ex-convicts to rebuild their lives and contribute to society in a meaningful way.
Violent Offenses taken include: Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault and, Manslaughter. The GRIT Program accepts 7 Erudites at a time per each cohort. No one EVER gets turned away.
If someone applies after the 7th person, they are automatically accepted into the following cohort. Again, no one EVER gets turned away, their cohort will just begin on a different date. Each cohort is exactly one year. Beginning in January and ending in December with a graduation, reception and induction into a National Honor Society.


G-d separates us to make us UNRECOGNIZABLE to people who only knew us by our wounds!

-Jerry Flowers

For I know the PLANS I have for you declares the L-rd, plans to prosper you, plans NOT TO HARM you, plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE!

-Jeremiah 29:11

When YOU want to SUCCEED as bad as you want to BREATH, then you will be SUCCESSFUL!

- Eric Thomas

The GRIT Application

What was your conviction?

Serving the Least and the Last!

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