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:
NEW - We can learn and be successful - "My life is proof that we can learn and be successful and stay out of trouble."
WSD Success Story: Safety manager, former offender returns to prison to encourage job-readiness - "I have been out of prison for five years, and it makes it a very emotional day to come back: the sights, the smells and the tattoos," Johnathan Granados tells offenders during his visit to a Texas prison facility. Granados was invited to share information about his experience and employment preparation at a Windham School District (WSD) Career Expo. Since his release, Granados has been working with Yantis, a San Antonio construction and land company, and he is one of several businessmen and women participating in a Career Expo at Dominguez State Jail.
NEW - I began to believe - "I was a straight-F student, and I didn’t think I could learn anything. I had a teacher who wouldn’t give up".
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.
NEW - They didn’t give up - "It makes me feel really good to know that these guys aren’t giving up just because they’re in prison."