MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Sheila Walker wanted to help kids who were getting in trouble, so she started a program to give kids a second chance.
"This is more important than anything else I could be doing," Walker explains.
Once a part of the juvenile court system in Bibb County, Walker has now turned her efforts to making sure kids know they have an option to stay out of trouble, especially in the classroom.
"This is an opportunity, like a second chance, for them to not even be in the system, or go through the court process," Walker explains.
Giving the kids a second chance comes in the form of after school program that is a part of Walker's Stable Business Network. If a child acts out and is sent to the District Attorney's Office, that child now has a record with the state. Walker's program eliminates that record, and teaches them to make smarter decisions.
"Teaching self-respect...building confidence in the right areas. And just talking about the golden rule," Walker says.
Walker also explains the kids in her program, typically have social problems and not academic problems. Her focus is to improve their behavior, and change their attitudes.
"It has really been a successful program...it keeps me really busy, but it's very rewarding. The children seem to be learning."
If you would like to learn more information about Sheila Walker's after school program, you can call her at 478-461-1238.