Role Model - Success Story
"I have sons who come to visit me, and this is the only way I can ever be a role model to them," an inmate says. "I talk to them about how important education is, and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."
Other Success Stories that may interest you:
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".
Education changed my life - "These opportunities [GED® classes or learning a trade] are great, but WSD is so much more than that; for me it was a change of life."
NEW - Learning equals possibilities - "Being incarcerated since I was young, I have had my share of trials and struggles. But knowing every morning that I may..."
NEW - I now have a good job - "My Windham teachers showed patience, effort, and kindness; they were very helpful"
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.