I’m so grateful I took welding
"I’m so grateful I took welding; I’ve come so far in my career because the things I was taught in that program. WSD teachers: Thank you for your patience and your willingness to teach, even in tough situations."
Pablo Gonzales, former offender/project manager
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".
Nate Williamson showing offenders the path to self-improvement - "Life is serious. Freedom is serious. Employment after incarceration is serious. Education is the thread that will enable offenders to tie all of this together," said former Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) offender Nate Williamson.
NEW - We can learn and be successful - "My life is proof that we can learn and be successful and stay out of trouble."
NEW - Better future after prison - "It's mind-blowing and inspirational to know that you can have a better future after prison"
Role Model - Success Story - "I talk to them about how important education is and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."