There are four requirements to successfully enter our program:
- Applicants must be between the ages of 18-49. Part of helping our students become self-sufficient is to train them on how to be responsible for their own lives. Many of our young students are heavily dependent on adults (generally parents or guardians) to conduct all their business and do not possess a sense of personal responsibility. We force our students to learn how to be accountable and not dependent on others to take care of their responsibilities.
- Applicants must be able to read at a minimum on a 6th grade level. Each applicant is tested on their reading level to ensure they have the ability to keep up with the academic requirements of the course.
- Applicants must be drug free. We conduct 100% drug test at the beginning of our course and prior to our students attending their internships. We conduct weekly random drug tests the remaining time. In order for our students to successfully enter the workforce, they must be drug free. We have found that when hopelessness is replaced with a real purpose in life, the desire to escape life through drug use is greatly diminished.
- Applicants must possess the desire to do something different with your life. We have proven that if a student does not desire change in their life, they will not be successful at HIM. Primarily, because this course demands so much self-reflection and personal change and that is incredibly difficult for anyone. A student must be “sick and tired of being sick and tired” or they simply will not make it to the finish line.