Gail Pizzo, SCOE Special Education Principal, arranged for Pastry Chef Edward Martinez to give a motivational talk to incarcerated youth in the Solano County Juvenile Detention Facility (JDF) on April 8.
“The Resource Program at JDF focuses on transition skills as part of the Individual Education Plan for students,” said Pizzo. “One of the incarcerated youth has a background in culinary arts and a goal to become a chef. Resource Specialist, Sandra Schuster, guided the student to write a letter to Executive Pastry Chef Edward Martinez, who responded by offering to speak with students. The students were awed and inspired by Mr. Martinez’s real-life experience… from gangster to pastry chef.”