By day Shimon Schocken is a professor of computer science. By night…actually still by day but by different days, he’s a avid hiker and mountain biker.
It’s not quite clear what led him to visit a juvenile prison and to come up with a seemingly crazy idea of taking convicted criminals out of prison and on long trail rides.
On these rides, Professor Schocken changed not only the lives of many of these otherwise broken and abandoned kids by exposing them to the outdoors, nature, and their own physical abilities, but he changed his own outlook on life and success.
Watch this story of hope, tolerance, and self-acceptance.