about the ridge project

About us

Since 2000, we are committed to building a legacy of strong families for generations to come.

Transforming Families

We are committed to strengthening families to overcome life’s struggles by providing evidence-based programs that transform the individual and empower participants to live a life of honor, integrity and promise.

Evidence-Based

Our programs are research-driven and evidence-based. These programs walk participants through self-discovery and empower individuals to be leaders in their families, communities and workplaces.

Life-Changing

TYRO empowers individuals to reinvent themselves. Incarcerated TYRO Dads completors have had a 2.4% Recidivism Rate after one year, 97% report a strong commitment to fatherhood, and 90% report a strong feeling of hope.

 

Alterations

Proud to serve Ohio since 2000

We are committed to strengthening families in Ohio to overcome life’s struggles by providing evidence-based programs that transform the individual and empower participants to live a life of honor, integrity and promise.

What We Do

Building a legacy of strong families

Mission

“Our mission is to establish a path of honor, discipline, and integrity by way of education, motivation, and inspiration in order to lead families into a future defined by hope, peace, and righteousness for generations to come.”

Real Outcomes

TYRO empowers individuals to reinvent themselves. Incarcerated TYRO Dads completors have had a 2.4% Recidivism Rate after one year, 97% report a strong commitment to fatherhood, and 90% report a strong feeling of hope.

Best Practice

Tyro programs teach skills to break negative cycles and provide tools to create a lasting legacy. Each program focuses on a specific topic and empowers individuals to go beyond their current situation and begin to live their best lives.

about the founders

Ron & Catherine Tijerina

Ron and Catherine Tijerina are the founders of The RIDGE Project. They serve as co-executive directors and 

The RIDGE Project was created to serve families impacted by incarcration through direct services, family day events, youth programming, case management and professional development opportunities. 

The are the authors of the book High Five, love never fails. Love Never Fails is both an engaging narrative and a blueprint for family success. The book begins with the Tijerina family sharing how they beat impossible odds to not only survive, but thrive. Next, the authors- Ron, Catherine, and Brandon Tijerina- compellingly share the 5 principles that enabled them to overcome these unimaginable obstacles in order to help their readers build strong, resilient families like theirs.

“Our mission is to establish a path of honor, discipline, and integrity by way of education, motivation, and inspiration in order to lead families into a future defined by hope, peace, and righteousness for generations to come.”

(419) 278-0092

J169 St Rt 65, McClure, OH, 43534