P2P has become a safe space. Especially with my current situation of having recently been released from Rikers Island, living in a half-way house, and looking for hope. Being able to communicate with men and women that have similar backgrounds, as well as similar goals is comforting. Also, the information gleaned from P2P classes, and developing the habit of navigating paperwork and technology is imperative for those formerly incarcerated, and non-traditional students. Hearing the stories and goals of my fellow P2P scholars, as well as the stories of the graduates offers me hope. I feel honored that P2P accepts me for who I am.