I would like to thank the following organizations for making the Wheatley Student Impact Program a success:
Bell County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division;
Bell County Drug Court;
Communities In Schools;
Temple Police Department- School Resource Officer; and
B.E.A.C.O.N. Building - Empowering - Appreciating - Cultivating OUR NEIGHBORHOODS
The Wheatley Student Impact Program began the boys cohort session 1, January 7, 2016 and the girls cohort session 1 is scheduled for February 10th, 2016.
Session 1: Tour of Bell County Jail to include a mock intake. Students will listen as Jailers and inmates describe the living conditions and consequences that result from choices. Students will participate in a work detail that would normally be assigned to an inmate. Students will eat the same lunch that is provided to the inmates. Dress Code will be the Wheatley Uniform. Transportation to and from will be provided by Temple ISD.
Session 2: Mentor assigned through the H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel) program which has a focus on behavior change through social interaction, and role modeling of positive behavior with people youth can relate to. Mentors will meet with students at Wheatley and continue with that student when they return to their home campus. Students will also begin a service project with Earl Lloyd, Drug Court Hearing Officer.
Session 3: Class at Wheatley with local law enforcement (SRO) and or defense attorney’s about appropriate and legal responses when stopped by the police. Students are encouraged to ask questions and learn about what rights we have as citizens.
Session 4: Rodney Duckett from B.E.A.C.O.N. presents I.M.P.A.C., Intelligent Minds Proving & Applying Commitment.
Session 5: Student essays and presentations to middle school students on what they learned. Students will be presented certificates and a meal will be provided for them.
Booths set up for information on local organizations such as B.E.A.C.O.N., http://www.beaconthinktank.org/, the Un-included club, http://www.unincluded.org/about-us and opportunities to give back to the community.
I would also like to thank Saint James Lodge #71
On January 29, 2016 Brother Shores brought by another huge box of food that was donated to a family in need. Their continued support is appreciated!
On Dec 18, 2015 Brother Charles Shores delivered 4 huge boxes of food that were given to families in need. Thanks!