Is the first of the two programs that make up the RecycleKIDS Foundation. Since 2016, Second Chance has been providing social change to young adults who have been victims of negative circumstances particularly the opioid crisis.

We operate in Palm Beach and Tampa Bay in Florida.


We envision a world in which every young adult grows up knowledgeable, resilient, and healthy, regardless of socioeconomic limitations or mishaps, with a capacity to become a contributing factor to society. Second Chance provides a solid alternative platform for relaunch and growth within a collective support system, through which we relaunch young addicts by chance towards their chosen brighter future.
We give them a second chance.


Second Chance transforms the lives and re-cycles 15 year old kids to 30 years old young adults, constricted by induced addiction through a controlled environment and job opportunity, educational leadership, resilience, connection, and spiritual wellness.
Providing the kids with basic healthy clean living and employment conditions, thus reducing the circumstances that generate a path back to addiction, despair and eventually death.

Second Chance Project

is a program deeply rooted in the principles and belief that all people are entitled to Love, Connection, Dignity, Respect and Compassion, regardless of their history, background or abilities.

These principles, not only define our work with the young people we serve, but also dictate how we interact with all our stakeholders.  This includes our companies, staff, board, regents, volunteers, community partners, donors and vendors so that all our actions and decision making at Second Chance are guided by these values.
These policies represent our individual and mutual commitments to the Second Chance and Recycle Kids Community.




Chris has acquired his Bachelors of Education from East Stroudsburg University. Originally from Philadelphia, he now resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. After holding several Finance positions, he has now built an important role as a partner in the group that finances RecycleKIDS and is actively working to better the lives of people with drug and alcohol abuse. The program Second Chance of Recycle Kids offers employment, housing, and other important elements to provide support for individuals with a past in alcohol and drug abuse. Chris is a key driver of the success of the Second Chance Program having lived the experience first hand which brings a unique perspective to the RecycleKIDS USA board.


Vice President

Julian grew up in the streets of Barcelona acquiring a first-hand experience of humble beginnings with socioeconomic limitations. He understands the importance of caring families and charitable initiatives that provide chances to economically disadvantaged children while keeping alive the hope of a better future. Julian was blessed to receive scholarships during his schooling in Spain and went on to receive an engineering degree at a New York state University, where he was voted captain of the varsity soccer team. After working as an engineer, he received an MBA from a leading European Institution. He went on to a 25-year career working in multinational for-profit organizations at executive levels managing companies in the USA and abroad.
Currently Julian is the founder and President of HiTemp Materials Corp, an international distributor and fabricator of advanced industrial materials based in the Houston area. He serves on the board of the Houston Dynamo Dash, a non-profit organization providing recreational and competitive soccer training for the Dynamo, Houston’s professional soccer team.



Torben was originally born in Denmark, having lived and worked in several countries both in Europe and the Americas he has developed a strong drive for value creation, with an even stronger commitment to improve the life’s of the less fortunate. RecycleKIDS America is Torben’s brainchild, and through its programs he channels this desire to better the living conditions and opportunities of people that need it. He holds an MBA of IESE, Barcelona and has had a distinguished professional career of thirty years both in Branded Goods and Franchising, before building an important privately held business with key partners. The Foundation is primarily funded by Blackhawk LLC of Palm Beach County and Hi-Temp Materials of Houston.