On Monday, November 27th, Vehicles for Change presented its new prison reentry video featuring former Full Circle Service Center intern, Anthony Watkins, at a premiere at Nacho Mama’s in Towson, MD. The event was to bring awareness to prison reentry issues by sharing the video on social media while showcasing the success of the program at Full Circle Service Center. The success of the program lies in its ability to save a life from the countless, looming traps of recidivism.
At the event, 92Q radio host, Persia Nicole, had the opportunity to interview Anthony about his life and experiences. The former intern graduated from the program and has enjoyed seeing his life turn around from being affiliated with a gang, being in and out of prison and pursuing a life of crime and violence to a much different life. He credits Vehicles for Change for saving his life. Because of the opportunity for a second chance, which was presented to him through the automotive internship program, he has acquired ASE certifications, hands-on training and is now a Master Certified Inspector at Fleetpro.
As a customer at Full Circle Service Center, every time you bring your car in for maintenance or repair, you help save a life by helping to provide training to individuals like Anthony. Learn more about Anthony’s story and share the good work of reentry programs like Vehicles for Change.
Anthony Watkins (in the black t-shirt) takes a picture with some of the other former Full Circle intern graduates (Omari Jennings and Chris White) at Nacho Mama’s in Towson. Also pictured are former Center Automotive Careers Director, Phil Holmes, ASE Instructor, Wayne Farrar and Vehicles for Change President Marty Schwartz.