Michael Tubbs Event

 

 

Michael Tubbs, 22, a Stanford graduate who began his Stockton City Council campaign while still in school, became the youngest council member in the city’s history in November 2012.

We had the pleasure of having him speak to our residents and staff on March 14, 2013.

Tubbs, the son of a single mother and an incarcerated father, spoke with great enthusiasm about setting goals and working towards those goals despite the adversity they may have experienced and may face in the future. He emphasized the importance of finishing school saying, “education is your ticket out of the old lifestyle and into a better life”, admitting that it’s hard work and sometimes even boring but that the rewards would be waiting in the end. The students were then encouraged to ask the councilman their own questions and a lively session of Q&A ensued.

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August 2012

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Change . . . Keeping it Real

Bars-to-Bread BI Mentors Address At-risk Juveniles

On July 18, 2012, Parolees/BI Bars-to-Bread Mentors Michael Evans and Robert Mosqueda gave heartfelt testimonies to at-risk teens at Harrison Homes, Inc. in Stockton.

Mr. Evans and Mr. Mosqueda demonstrated raw emotion as they shared their life stories to a room full of youths at Harrison Homes. The young men were very receptive to Mr. Evans and Mr. Mosqueda as they openly recalled the misery of gang affiliation and drug abuse in their lives. The BI Mentors candidly shared their life experiences in prison and described the moment it became clear to them that living a criminal life was not the right way to live.

During the presentation a few tears were shed by the residents over the motivational speeches. The feedback from Harrison Homes staff was positive and inspirational. The staff has requested the Bars-to-Bread BI Mentors return on a monthly basis to address the at-risk juvenile residents.

Mr. Evans and Mr. Mosqueda shared with the DRC staff that the experience was rewarding as well as emotional for them. Both are eager to return to continue participating in making a difference in the lives of an at-risk generation.

Harrison Homes, is a private, non-profit corporation established in 1987 and licensed by the State of California to serve up to 24 male residents from 13 to 17 years of age. The organization is dedicated to therapeutically facilitating adolescents in their transition toward productive adulthood.