How has TLM positively impacted your life? - Jevonie Rogers
Jevonie Rogers was TLM participant at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility. She is now a Software Engineer and T.A for Virtual Instruction for The Last Mile. “Jev” is a system impacted youth passionate about using tech to break through barriers and provide opportunities to youth and people residing in urban communities.
How did participating in The Last Mile set you apart within the prison system?
Joining the coding program helped me realize there are several pathways to success. Before I joined the program I couldn’t wait to get out and go back to doing the same thing I was doing prior to my incarceration. As a TLM student, I met and networked with people that four or five years ago I would’ve never envisioned myself even speaking to. In addition to all of that, I was given the opportunity to speak at multiple events inside the facility and share my story with others.