The Human Spirit Project (HSP) was born from a personal, cataclysmic prison experience by its founder, Jeff Royer, former Marine officer and FBI agent. Early on in his incarceration, a powerful book, Beyond Survival, written by 7-year Vietnam POW, retired Navy Captain Gerald Coffee, landed in Jeff’s hands. Jeff was so moved – even changed by the book – that it has inspired him to dedicate his time to giving back and helping other hurting people in their own devastating circumstances.
The Human Spirit Project’s Mission is to introduce inspirational reading and media into (but not limited to) the federal, state, and local prison systems while also providing follow-up support through video and study material.
Phase 1 of the HSP Program is focused on distributing the book “Beyond Survival” into the prison systems. Working with prison system administrators and chaplain services HSP’s goal is to achieve measurable outcomes of positive change in those both behind bars and also those in other dire situations.
The HSP Roadmap includes similar programs for at-risk youth, disabled military veterans, the disheartened who selflessly serve this country and all others who have sacrificed to protect our nation.