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Mera Champion, Regional Director of Workforce Development Childcare Program hosted an Employee Appreciation luncheon for her Childcare staff

Workforce Development Childcare Employee Recognition Luncheon

By Southwest Key on 08/01/2014 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Southwest Key, Events, Juvenile Justice, Awards

In June 2014, Mera Champion, Regional Director of Workforce Development Childcare Program hosted an Employee Appreciation luncheon for her Childcare staff at the Holiday Inn in Brownsville, Texas.

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Ft. Hood Armed Forces Mentor Southwest Key JJAEP Clients

Ft. Hood Armed Forces Mentor Southwest Key JJAEP Clients

By Southwest Key on 05/13/2014 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Community Empowerment, Events, Juvenile Justice, Southwest Key, Volunteering

On Saturday, April 12, staff and students from Bell County JJAEP (Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program) volunteered and participated in a 5k run/walk for Human Trafficking Awareness as part as Global Youth Service Day 2014. Paul Anderson and his wife came in at 93rd and 95th place during the run.

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Southwest Key Community Connections Helping Youths in Buffalo, NY

By Southwest Key on 03/07/2014 @ 06:54 AM

Tags: 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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2013 Southwest Key Employee Awards

By Southwest Key on 01/02/2014 @ 07:33 AM

Tags: Awards, Community Empowerment, Cultural Arts, East Austin, Education, Events, Immigration, Juvenile Justice, Southwest Key | 0 comments

Southwest Key Programs held their annual staff holiday party and employee recognition banquet on December 10, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Austin, Texas. It was a perfect wintry evening for staff to gather, with downtown Austin as the backdrop.

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A Volunteer Youth Mentor Gives Back To The Community

By Southwest Key on 11/25/2013 @ 06:54 AM

Tags: Community Empowerment, East Austin, Education, Events, Juvenile Justice, Volunteering

“When I was 15, I felt like my life was over because I was pregnant. I didn’t know if I would be able to graduate or go to college,” says Southwest Key Program Assistant Brenda Gonzalez. Thanks to a mentor in her life, Gonzalez is about to graduate from Austin Community College and now volunteers with Southwest Key Youth Mentoring Program, guiding youth with a similar background to her own.

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Laredo Employee Recognition Dinner

By Southwest Key on 09/23/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Southwest Key, Events, Juvenile Justice, Awards

The upscale La Reserva Restaurant was the setting on August 30, 2013 for Southwest Key Laredo’s Community Based Staff Employee Recognition Dinner.

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Family Keys Team Presents At The TNOYS Conference in San Antonio, TX

By Southwest Key on 09/11/2013 @ 07:54 AM

Tags: Community Empowerment, Education, Events, Juvenile Justice

The Austin and San Antonio Family Keys Program did a fabulous job presenting at the 30th Annual Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) Conference in San Antonio on August 16, 2013. TNOYS is a non-profit network that provides advocacy work while promoting opportunities for young people. The Family Keys team consisted of 4 staff and 3 clients who educated participants on, “Lessons from the Field: Engaging youth and families.”

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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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