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; I finally earned that GED and I began to believe I was not stupid.”
Tina Harryman, former offender/entrepreneur
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."
Role Model - Success Story - "I talk to them about how important education is and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."
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.
Cognitive Intervention Success Story - "I graduated from Cognitive Intervention and the course has had a major impact on me and my behavior".
To a WSD welding teacher from a former offender student - "I got a job welding and I had to write and just thank you so much for putting me ahead of the game."