The Lerdo Facility in Bakersfield, CA just continues to blossom with testimony after testimony of changed lives through our POM curriculum. Above is one of our recent graduates, Osvaldo Lozano, just released from Lerdo. Below is the story as related to me via our Garden Pathways POM teacher Dyann:
“Also you will find a picture of Osvaldo Lozano who completed POM while at Lerdo. He said we could share his story with you . He is doing well , working , just purchased his own vehicle and wife is expecting their first baby son end of the month. He shared with Fanny and I how much POM impacted his life and showed him a deeper appreciation of what it entails to become a father. He has been very involved throughout pregnancy and can’t wait to be in the delivery room to see his son born. Just thought to share how POM changes lives. He also said he would be willing to share his testimony with you. Attached you can see pictures of Osvaldo (at his sons baby shower), vocational training and he giving back through community service. If you would like I can make arrangements to get you a POM Lerdo picture as well. Enjoy!!!”
WOW!! It just doesn’t get any better than that! My hat’s off to the POM leaders from Garden Pathways, Dyann & Fanny. Garden Pathways is a great nonprofit organization, under the leadership of Karen Goh & Juan Avila, serving Kern County youth & families. Below are more pictures of Osvaldo with other recent Lerdo POM graduates (The lovely lady in green is Fanny, one of our POM instructors).