I got this in my email, and wanted to share it with anyone who might be interested in helping out….
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is Angie Alexander. I am an abstinence educator, art teacher and librarian for the Williamson County Juvenile Academy. Our facility is separated into two departments: 1. a detention center 2. JJAEP school/residential facility. We facilitate male and females, ages 10-18 who are in trouble with the law for one reason or another. We receive youth who are strung out on drugs, abused or neglected, involved in gangs and so on. For many of them, this is the last opportunity to get on a more positive path before they are sent on to TYC (Texas Youth Commission).
Along with my other duties, I have taken on a new “job” for this upcoming school year~I am in charge of finding wonderful, motivating, interesting speakers and talents!! I am looking for people who are interested in helping these young people hear stories and see talents of people they may not have the opportunity to come in contact with on their own, in hopes of encouraging them and teaching them a variety of careers, passions, life stories and cultures. Letting them see that people do care about them and are willing to share their time with them.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a budget for speakers and have to ask for volunteers to come and share their stories, talents and wisdom. We can provide some items you may need for your presentation and can talk about what arrangements need to be made should you be willing to donate your valuable time. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time.
Angie C. Alexander
angiecalexander at hotmail.com (I check this regularly)