News from February 2015
February 2, 2015 7:21 pm
February 7 – 11, 2015
Percy Mike and Tony traveled to Long Beach California to attend the American Accreditation Association (ACA) Conference where we set up our Creative Corrections and Creative Corrections Education Foundation booth. Many future contacts were made to help us grow the company and the foundation.
February 17 – 18, 2015
Percy and Tony traveled to the Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York to speak with the inmates about donating to the foundation. CNN also attended the presentation and covered the story as Percy and Tony addressed the inmates. CNN conducted interviews with Percy, Tony, Sing Sing Superintendent and a few inmates. The CNN segment will be aired at a later date. The inmates and staff were very excited about the foundation and the mission of CCEF providing educational opportunities to kids of the incarcerated. Many of them pledged to donate and help us spread the word about the foundation through their family and friends.
Percy and Tony traveled to the Jefferson Day Report Center in Shepherdstown West Virginia to provide a CCEF presentation to the participants in the juvenile court appointed program, Law Enforcement Officials and Judges. All in attendance were very impressed with what we are doing with the foundation and asked many questions on how we could help West Virginia get on board with CCEF. Percy explained to the attendees that his wife and he donated over $215,000 of their own money to get the foundation going to include helping with providing scholarships to children of the incarcerated when the funds were not available. Percy stated he would look into how we could expand what CCEF currently does and possibly get involved by partnering with the Jefferson Day Report Center in helping the participants get into trade school in West Virginia after obtaining their GED in the Day Report Center program.
With CCEF helping the Drug Court appointed participants in the Jefferson Day Report Center with earning a Trade Certificate from a West Virginia Vocational/Technical School, this would definitely aid in the prevention of these participants ending up in prison. Instead, they would be law abiding citizens and tax payers, making the communities of West Virginia safer for all.