Journal of today’s activities:
Justin and I drove to Orange County this morning to make a presentation at the Santiago Creek Community School. Larry Coonradt. a teacher at the school, has been using our Straight-A Guide Cognitive Skills Development Program to help his students grasp the importance of making values based decisions. We’re extremely grateful for this opportunity that Larry and his team at the Orange County Department of Education extended to us. As an organization, our team is convinced that everyone in society should work together to lift others. As formerly incarcerated individuals, the people with whom I work are determined to teach others the deliberate strategies we used to overcome challenges and prepare for success. I appreciate Larry Coonradt opening an opportunity for me to speak with the students in his class.
Following our meeting with Larry, Justin and I drove to Santa Monica so that we could meet with Caryn Quincey. Carin recently joined our team. She is leading efforts to build the staffing arm of our organization. Our staffing agency will provide a bridge the formerly incarcerated may use to land entry-level jobs, or any jobs that employers extend. I’m really impressed with Caryn’s commitment to the vision of our organization and I’m glad that she’ll work with Justin to increase our capacity.
In the evening, Justin and I drove with Sam Pompeo to L’hermitage hotel in Beverly Hills. We attended a networking event that a group of lawyers coordinated. While Justin mingled with acquaintances, I spoke with a few lawyers. One lawyer told me that he specialized in entertainment law. After listening to my story, he told me that he had several ideas of how he could bring my story to mass media audience. We exchanged contact information and now I’ll wait to see whether anything develops from our exchange.
- Days since my release from 26 years in federal prison: 227
- Miles run today: 0
- Miles run this week: 36.45
- Miles run this month: 230.35
- Miles run in 2014: 703.68
- Miles I need to run to reach my 2,400-mile running goal for 2014:
- Number of miles I’m ahead of schedule or behind schedule: 138.66
- Today’s Weight: 165