In October of 2018, author and motivational speaker, Blake B. Shelley was on a quest to inspire and empower communities around the world with his book Breaking Chains. While meeting with community leaders, Blake realized that his message of Breaking Chains would help those who are currently incarcerated gain freedom from the cycle of recidivism and provide the skills to set goals and execute plans. This paved the way for the formation of Breaking Chains Foundation and the launch of our Prison Initiative.

Blake Shelley and the founding board of directors are committed to serving marginalized demographics by providing them with coaching and motivational resources, specifically books from the Breaking Chains series.