COLUMBIA, SC — Former NBA basketball star Shammond Williams is speaking in Union this Friday at the SC Department of Juvenile Justice Upstate Evaluation Facility. The event is being held in partnership with the DJJ’s Job Readiness Training Center.
This is part of Williams’ youth-oriented speaking tour through Upstate SC about prosocial behavior, the transition to higher education, and life after professional sports. The tour is a collaborative effort spearheaded by state Sen. Karl Allen and the General Assembly of the Upstate.
The topics of the speaking tour fall directly in line with the mission of the the nonprofit Williams founded in 2012, the Williams Center for Achievement. WCA is focused on giving young adults the tools and support they need in order to be emotionally and mentally strong individuals.
“This speaking tour is a way for me to further encourage adolescents to be productive citizens in their community outside of the work at WCA,” Williams said. “It’s an honor to benefit individual lives as well as entire communities.”
For more information about this event, please contact Patrick Montgomery by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 803-896-9765.
About the Williams Center for Achievement: The Center is dedicated to empowering, inspiring and encouraging individuals to increase their overall quality of life. They do this primarily by assisting Upstate youth with barriers that impair personal growth by providing therapeutic strength-based solutions.
About the Job Readiness Training Center: A division of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice system, the JRTC mission is to equip youthinvolved with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice with professional skills. The JRTC has 16 training sites throughout the state and multiple programs to assist youth in finding and maintaining employment and/or postsecondary education.