'They can do the job'

Published: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:19 AM.

For her part, Linda could not stop smiling as he proudly held up the certificate of completion each participant received.

The feeling was mutual for mentors.

Stacey Price said she had a “blast” with her mentee who learned, most importantly Gizelle Ware would explain, to count money and had held a sizeable sum in her hands.

Smiley talked of the good vibes from Wright during their day together.

“He really gave us a good time at the jailhouse,” Smiley said.

And Harrison noted that in the first year of his participation, Smiley shone as a mentor.

“Jeremiah might have learned more than any one,” Harrison said. “Commissioner Smiley walked him through the entire courthouse and explained what happened. He really took his time and made the day special. Jeremiah was so proud.”

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