This Operation Exit Alum Turned His Second Chance into an Extraordinary Life

Operation Exit changed Devin Edwards’ life. The program, which helps court-involved young people enter sustainable careers, gave Devin the crucial second chance he needed. His mentors gave him unwavering encouragement. Devin did the rest.

Looking back now, he is stunned by the distance between his former life and his most recent accomplishments:

Five years ago, dealing drugs seemed like the only feasible source of income for me. Back then, if you told me that someday I would earn my GED, land a full time job with the City of Boston, and meet the President of the United States while standing alongside the Mayor of the City of Boston, I would have thought you were crazy. But that’s exactly what happened.

Hear about Edwards’ journey in his own words.