Monday letters: Community can help guide youth

November 11, 2013 

— When we see young men in the community making wrong choices, we struggle to know how to guide them to a different future. Brenda Turner, superintendent of the home and craft department at the State Fair went out of her way to enroll seven students incarcerated at Camp Aspen, a group residence for teen boys, to bake entries for competition. She was supportive of our changing population and encouraged the students to participate.

As a result, the boys learned culinary life skills, the rewards of completing a new project and the satisfaction of being successful! What a thrill to win a ribbon from the State Fair. Mrs. Turner was a gracious example of how the community can work together as a team to help guide youth in a positive direction.

Adrienne Applegate


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