Orange is the New Black Season 2: Teens Behind Bars

A Benefit for Second Chance

Join us May 20, 2017 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley as Second Chance reprises its popular themed event with Orange is the New Black Season 2: Teens Behind Bars.  

Teens Behind Bars features keynote speaker Mitchell S. Jackson.  Jackson, an acclaimed author and filmmaker, grew up in Northeast Portland during the crime-addled 1990s, and at age 19 he found himself in prison. His debut novel, The Residue Years, has already been made into a feature film.  A true survivor with a powerful gift for words, Jackson now teaches writing at NYU and Columbia.  Also appearing will be motivational speaker and "rapping dad"  Derek Clark, inspiring author of Never Limit Your Life and the critically acclaimed series I Will Never Give Up.

This year Second Chance will present stories about local justice-involved youth and the impactful Second Chance programs that help them overcome neglect, abuse, addiction and other generational barriers to achieving self-sufficiency and avoiding adult prison.

Residue Years

General admission tickets include pre-event dinner in the International Food Court, a photo exhibit by “photographer for social change” Michele Zousmer, entertainment and a no-host bar. VIP Reception tickets with a chance to meet our special guests are also available. 

If you are unable to attend, we hope you will “Sponsor a Youth” to enjoy this special evening. 

Proceeds from the event will enable Second Chance to continue its ongoing work to support youth and adults who are working toward self-sufficiency and a positive future. All money raised at the benefit will help provide stable, year-round funding for development programs for disadvantaged youth, job readiness training, job placement services, sober-living housing and behavioral health treatment.

  • $150 – VIP Admission
    • Includes preferred seating, VIP reception with premium international cuisine, hosted bar, meet and greet with guest speakers Mitchell S. Jackson and Derek Clark     
  • $100 – VIP Student Admission
    • Includes preferred seating and VIP reception. Call Dawn at 619-839-0964 to purchase   
  • $75 – General Admission
    • Includes main event,  international food court, cash bar                                                                                                                                                          
  • $30 – Student Ticket
    •  Includes main event and international food court. (Please bring student i.d.)
  • $30 - "Sponsor a Youth" ticket
    • Call Dawn at 619-839-0964 to purchase

Event information

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.          International Food Court, cash bar, photo gallery

6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.          VIP Reception

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.          Main Event

Qualcomm Hall
Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121
Free dedicated parking garage for event attendees



Press Coverage

For media inquiries, please contact  Sara Wacker, APR

Ticket Return Policy: If our event is cancelled, we will refund the amount you paid for your tickets (minus order processing, service and/or delivery fees) using the same payment method used for purchase. If our event is postponed, we will contact you with the new date and time. Your ticket is a revocable license. Your ticket may be revoked and admission refused at the sole discretion of Event personnel. Second Chance reserves the right, without the refund of any portion of your ticket purchase price, to refuse admission or eject any person whose conduct is deemed disorderly.

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