These are personal testimonies from people that's had the opportunity to be helped or mentored by Headline Mentors. These are original testimonies. They have not been altered to reflect the good of the organization. Please enjoy these heart felt testimonies!
BLAKE IS DOING WELL WITH HIS CAREER AND CONSTANTLY GIVING BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY IN LONGVIEW, TX! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BLAKE!
HMPA Testimony – Thelma Mitchell
As a former member and mentee of Headline Mentors & Performing Arts, I have learned an abundance of lessons about team work. I have learned that you must have a team to be able to accomplish tasks, short-term goals, and long-term goals. The combination of team work and trust across various departments within this organization has taught me that there is no “I” in “We”, and that we are all in this life together for a common purpose. I love the fact that HMPA exercised individualism and freedom to not only work on internal tasks individually, but also meet the challenge of being able to comprehend and complete a task. HMPA is an organization of team work, family oriented, informative, and take great pride in professionalism!
Cory James came aboard Headline Mentors & Performing Arts as a mentee in our previously incarcerated program. Cory came to Headline Mentors & Performing Arts after being released from Texas TDCJ, after serving a 6 year sentence. Cory was out less than 2 weeks when he contacted the founder, Jeanette Greenwood for help. Cory said, "I just want to get back out here and do what I know I can do, if you help me I promise I will not let you down!". After speaking with Cory, Mrs. Greenwood assured him that letting us down is not the concern. We want him to make himself proud.
Ms. Camille Dancer called Cory and did his intake over the phone. Headline Mentors & Performing Arts assisted Cory with his financial aid and contacted International School of Cosmetology in Fort Worth, TX. Cory started school the following Monday after his financial aid was completed. Cory has successfully completed his training in cosmetology and is awaiting to take board exam. Cory has excelled in many ways!
We received a voice message from his mother thanking us for all we have done. She said she see a big change in her son and he appears to be extremely happy with his life now. Cory is not just a great barber, he is a tatoo artist as well. Cory is what we call an acheiver despite the odds! Let's all continue to keep Cory in our prayers as change is often a struggle but as long as he keeps a positive attitude and keep positive friends he will survive.
Congratulation Cory James! You definitely make us proud to know our work is not in vain!