While not all the graduates had their children and families there on graduation day, several enjoyed time with their families before Christmas.
One of those men enjoying the time with his children was Eunice Lesure, Jr., who spent time individually interacting with each of his three children, tossing a football with one little boy, rocking another and bouncing a vibrant little girl on his lap.
Barber said Lesure had completed the course once but asked to take it again since he had another child.
Dylan Burris was also enjoying the afternoon with family, including his two children. Burris intently watched as his little boy climbed into his new toy dump truck. “Look at him,” Burris said, his eyes widening with joy. “He loves it.”
The graduation celebration was made possible in part by a donation from the Westminster Presbyterian Church and Rev. Cheryl Thorne. Members of the church congregation collected money through their “Change for Change” program.