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Southwest Key Community Connections Helping Youths in Buffalo, NY

By Southwest Key on 08/12/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Community Empowerment, Education, Juvenile Justice

Fifteen-year-old De-Janay of Buffalo, New York has been suspended several times for disruptive and truant behavior. She has been described as aggressive, disrespectful and violent in school. In February of this year, Family Services Team referred De-Janay to Southwest Key Community Connections, a juvenile justice program aimed at preventing at-risk youth, ages 11 to 17, from further entering the justice system.

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The Journey to Becoming a Leader in the Community

By Southwest Key on 08/12/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Community Empowerment, Education, Juvenile Justice

Mekhai, 15 years old, is now a leader in his community, working as a mentor and basketball coach at a local community center in Buffalo, NY. Just a few months ago, Mekhai was not the same person.

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Ashley Sosa

Health Promise Success Story: Ashley Sosa

By Southwest Key on 05/31/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Health Promise, Children's Promise, EA College Prep, East Austin, Wellness

In her two years at East Austin College Prep, Ashley Sosa has tried just about every sport that Health Promise offers. A wraparound program through East Austin Children’s Promise, Health Promise provides physical education and nutrition classes for residents of Austin.

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Coach Sheldon Williams

Meet Health Promise Coach Sheldon Williams

By Southwest Key on 04/18/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Health Promise, Children's Promise, EA College Prep, Education, Wellness

When Superintendent Dr. Joe Gonzales was looking for people to help round out the health and wellness curriculum at East Austin College Prep, Sheldon Williams was an obvious choice. A resident of East Austin, Williams grew up just down the street from EAPrep partner Southwest Key Programs on Jain Lane. Williams wanted to be “the best basketball player in the world” as a kid and, since he was skinny, began working out at an early age. He notes, “Working out didn’t hurt with the girls either.”

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25th Anniversary Teaser

SWK Founder Dr. Juan Sánchez Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Tour

By Southwest Key on 02/15/2013 @ 07:33 AM

Tags: Events, Southwest Key, Juan Across America

2013 marks the 25th Anniversary of Southwest Key Programs. Founded in December of 1987 by Dr. Juan J. Sánchez, the non-profit was created in direct response to experiences in Dr. Sánchez’ childhood.

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