LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - East Texas leaders are coming together for a new opportunity for Angelina County men.
Pastor John Fulbright has completed training to bring the Christian Men's Job Corps to Lufkin. The program will feature a 14-week class where young men are taught job skills and given guidance into a future career.
"This has been about a two-and-a-half -year project for me," Fulbright said. "This is something I have challenged myself on and prayed on. I saw the need in the community with young men I had worked with."
Fulbright said he feels this program will impact the whole person and not just the outer appearance.
Fulbright will not be alone in the project. The group will be made up of volunteers from across the county. Fulbright will partner up with Love INC, as well as the Lufkin Police Department and district judges Bob Inselmann and Paul White.
"There are a lot of people who are not a public safety risk and just need a little bit of help, and we call it a hand up instead of a hand out, and that's what we are trying to do," Inselmann said.
The first planning meeting for people who want to participate in the program or volunteer will be July 28 at Lufkin Middle School. The program will start at 6 p.m.