I learned to change my perspective
"It’s the education I learned in Cognitive Intervention class that changed me. I learned to change my perspective. If I change the way I see things, I can change the way I react to things; I can change my destiny."
Monica Bennett-Oakley, former offender/college graduate
Other Success Stories that may interest you:
Polunsky Unit Success Story - "He [Mr. Leblanc] taught me things that even the guys rebuilding transmissions for many years didn't know."
Success Story posters on campuses - New WSD success story posters are being displayed in schools across the state to encourage students to make education, employment skills, self-esteem and positive change a permanent part of their lives.
Garrett Stanley: Journeyman electrician credits WSD vocational training for chance to re-wire life, enjoy success and freedom - The jobs skills and talents that helped turn his life around came as a result of correctional education in TDCJ. Stanley fortunately fell under the guidance of skilled vocational instructors during his years at the Luther Unit in Navasota; education helped him re-direct his path.
Role Model - Success Story - "I talk to them about how important education is and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."
NEW - I had given up on myself - "I could barely read or write and didn’t even realize I had given up on myself… a great teacher from WSD taught me how to believe in myself..."