On Saturday, July 14, an enthusiastic and friendly group of Langston Cubs reveled in the spirit of giving back through volunteer work at TEEM. Their hard work left a lasting impression on TEEM staff and participants.
TEEM is dedicated to breaking cycles of incarceration through education, personal development, and work readiness training. Equipping participants work-related interview attire is a primary component of this service model. Thanks to amble amounts of community support, TEEM houses two clothing closets to provide participants with appropriate interview apparel. As donations and the number of participants consistently increase, so does the need for additional help in the clothing closets.
“It was literally a dream come true to receive an email from Langston University regarding volunteer opportunities,” said Volunteer Coordinator Haylie Webb. “There was definitely a need for additional support in the clothing closet. LU students met and exceeded that need.”
Langston University joins an extensive list of Oklahoma colleges and universities committed to helping accomplish TEEM’s mission. University of Oklahoma students previously worked in TEEM’s clothing closet for OU’s Big Volunteer Day. University of Central Oklahoma students are gearing up to volunteer for a second year in TEEM’s Job Placement Department. With the help of UCO professor Dr. Vincent, students will create curriculum containing life skill and pro-social instruction.
“We create more than just volunteer opportunities at TEEM,” Haylie said. “We are interested in connecting community groups to our mission. Once they understand the need for reentry services in our state they’re more inclined to fully offer their support.”
For more information on TEEM’s volunteer program, please contact Haylie Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 405-235-5671.