At the Prison: A Joyous Graduation

AWESOME— AWESOME— AWESOME—- GAVE ME GOOSEBUMPS!!!!!!!! WHAT A BLESSING!!!!!! AND WHAT A BLESSING -YOU ARE FOR DOING GOD’S WORK– AGAIN I SAY TO YOU– IT IS A BLESSING TO CALL YOU MY BLOG FRIEND– & THANK YOU FOR ALL THE POSITIVE YOU DO IN THIS WORLD!!!!!

Unexpected in common hours

Two days ago, 19 young women made history by becoming the first inmates in the state of Georgia to receive high school diplomas while incarcerated.  Their graduation was described as “the best thing that’s ever happened at Lee Arrendale State Prison.”  I am so very proud of them and of the opportunity I had to teach in this pilot program at the prison.

Photo credit: nowhabersham.com Photo credit: nowhabersham.com

A collaborative effort between the Georgia Department of Corrections and the Mountain Education Charter High School, where I am employed as a Social Studies teacher, the pilot program proved to be a success.  Within a period of just over six months, these 19 students were able to complete state requirements for a high school diploma.  Most had given up hope of ever receiving a high school diploma.  Some had dropped out of high school prior to ending up in prison.  Others had been juveniles (under the…

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About sondasmcschatter

I was encouraged to start a blog as I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivities & other health problems & I have helped several hundred others who suffer from MCS set up "Safe Homes" & given them encouragement & HOPE & share information & lots of laughs along the way also. When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!! What makes me an expert on MCS-- not a darn thing-- BUT have lived with it for years-& years- & have learned lots the HARD WAY-- by experience!! And want to give others help & HOPE & encouragement -- as I know there are not many who understand what it is to live with this illness- & ALL THAT GOES WITH IT!!! Internet has been my way of communication with many who we are confined to their "safe homes" all over the USA & other countries!! I have communicated with many HUNDRED by e-mail-- phone & letters & internet forums-- I hope this blog will help in a better way to share laughter-- hope & information!!! As for many are not any longer able to even leave their homes-- & communication is sooo important & sharing & encouragement & GIVING HOPE!!!
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