Several months ago we received a call from the Student Transition Coordinator at the San Antonio CAN High School, asking us to talk to some of their students. Some of the students at this high school had dropped out of school, had had discipline issues, had been living away from home, so it seemed like a prime opportunity. On Tuesday, April 8th, Brenda presented "18 and Free" to 18 eager, attentive, students, who are now on their way to graduation. They seemed to enjoy our presentation and they were each given one of our G.A.P. (Growing and Preparing) Packets. Three of the teachers who attended, commented afterward that this presentation was "exactly what our students needed to hear". What a privilege to Teach Assist Encourage Motivate!
Mary E. Valdez is one of the co-founders of YTIA, an attorney with an interest in (hopefully) making things a little bit better.