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 resident/entrepreneur
Other Success Stories that may interest you:
NEW - Better future after prison - "It's mind-blowing and inspirational to know that you can have a better future after prison"
Polunsky Unit Success Story - "He [Mr. Leblanc] taught me things that even the guys rebuilding transmissions for many years didn't know."
WSD Success Story: Safety manager, former resident 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 residents 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.
Experience, education, training with WSD inspire Stanley to share success with residents - "I volunteer because the life I have today is beyond the wildest dreams I ever imagined possible," says Garrett Stanley, recipient of a 2016 Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award.
Monica Bennett-Oakley: In Cognitive Intervention class, persistent Windham teacher helps woman change life choices, change destiny - "You have changed my life forever, Mrs. Bohne," Oakley told her former Windham School District teacher, Pam Bohne. "What you told me in class changed my life. What you taught me was, 'If you change your choice, you can change the reaction to everything that is going on in life.' Thank you so much!"