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good news keeps coming
« on: April 07, 2014, 03:54:32 PM »
Today I was contacted by a reporter at WBNS-10TV Columbus.  She is going to do a story on us and have us in the stations studio for a live interview following the story.  They are coming in next Monday to film and then we go in the studio when the segment airs April 30th.  My kids are real excited.  Belive it or not a few haven't been to Columbus (40 miles away).  I am so thankful for all the press we get and I hope it helps awaken  the general population to just how good an employee a special needs person can be.   Walter
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Re: good news keeps coming
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 04:21:25 PM »
Congrats Walter!  (I feel like I've been saying that a lot lately!)  When it rains, it pours... even if it's good things!  When the clip airs, see if you can post a copy here!  Would live to see the interview.  Are the kids going to get a chance to demo making a pizza or other goodies on TV?  Sounds like it will be a great segment!
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 04:38:29 PM »
Congrats Walter!  (I feel like I've been saying that a lot lately!)  When it rains, it pours... even if it's good things!  When the clip airs, see if you can post a copy here!  Would live to see the interview.  Are the kids going to get a chance to demo making a pizza or other goodies on TV?  Sounds like it will be a great segment!



Thanks!  I will post a link when the segment airs.  I think they are going to do all the filming at our space and interview the kids in the studio.  We will bring some pizza for the station staff.  Walter
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 05:31:57 PM »


Thanks!  I will post a link when the segment airs.  I think they are going to do all the filming at our space and interview the kids in the studio.  We will bring some pizza for the station staff.  Walter
Love to see you doing well with that project Walter.  Please do post the link.  I'm clicking the notify button below.
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 06:57:47 PM »
Great news to hear Walter!  8)

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 10:50:58 PM »
It is becoming more clear with each month what a privileged it was to meet you, visit your shop, and learn about your work with these kids!  I think this will grow into a national program.  There are so many kids that could have a more meaningful life with your approach and vision! 

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014, 11:52:21 PM »
It is becoming more clear with each month what a privileged it was to meet you, visit your shop, and learn about your work with these kids!  I think this will grow into a national program.  There are so many kids that could have a more meaningful life with your approach and vision!

I hope it grows nationally too, but realistically, how many people have the pizza knowledge of Walter?

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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2014, 06:02:58 AM »
Thanks everyone!  I too belive this will be a national thing someday.  I do pizza but any type of business using my model of how to train the students will work.  Basically teachers need to make their passion into a business.  Then it becomes realistic and the possiblities endless.   Walter
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2014, 07:04:32 AM »
awesome Walter,I can't wait to see it

I hope it grows nationally too, but realistically, how many people have the pizza knowledge of Walter?

It's not all about the pizza, it could be many different businesses , it's getting the word out there about what these kids can do and that a special needs kid/adult can be trained to be a good employee. 

25 years ago I worked in a grocery store and we hired a few special needs adults, one was an autistic man and he was just so happy to come to work every day, he was nowhere near the fastest person stocking shelves but he got the job done and did it with a smile and tons of pride.      They weren't the only ones learning, we learned quite a bit from them. 

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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014, 07:24:08 AM »
It's not all about the pizza, it could be many different businesses , it's getting the word out there about what these kids can do and that a special needs kid/adult can be trained to be a good employee.
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2014, 02:17:47 PM »
Today the channel 10 team came in at 10am and stayed till 1pm. Kristyn Hartman the news anchor did the story.  She was wonderful as was her cameraman.  She made bagels, pizza, and they ate with us.  She ate 3 pieces of pepperoni which shocked me because she is very slim and trim.  She is from Chicago and told me she was a pizza snob.  So that meant a lot to Paige who made pies.  The show will air at 6pm on April 30th.   We will then be interviewed in the channel 10 studio after the piece airs.  Boy was it a great day.  I think she will do a wonderful job with it.  More to follow..........  Walter 
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2014, 08:57:18 PM »
The Governor of Ohio sent one of his staff and a director from the Dept of Education to visit our program today.  They spent 2 hours observing us work and talking to me.  I got to put all the cards on the table with my take on the current state of education and they were very receptive.  The Governor wants to see vocational education begin in middle school and continue in every high school in the state.  This is the way I went through school in the 60-70's but today it has all been removed and there are specific vocational schools that have become very competitive to get in and only for the junior/senior years.  Most students at our low performing school will never get in the vocational school.  The vocational schools are funded on the basis that training will lead to post public school training.  Bottom line is lots of kids are failing out of school and feel no connection to education who will never go on to higher learning but possess the drive and potential to work in the service and trade fields.  The guests today continually noted how happy the kids were and how efficiently they worked despite being disabled.  I could go on and on.........  It was a great day in hopefully helping change the one size "college for all" insanity that has taken over public education.  It will be interesting to see what happens with all this.  On a pizza note, they loved our pies.  Paige made a bunch for them to bring back to the capital.  Walter
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« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 07:57:00 AM »
Thanks for sharing Walter.  The momentum keeps building for your educational and possible career model which is outstanding.  Soon you will be hosting Leslie Stahl and sharing a slice.
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« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 12:45:08 PM »
Walter;
Congratulations!!!
My hat is off to anyone like you who goes the extra mile to improve someone's future.
Years ago I was involved with helping mentally disadvantaged kids learn different trades, print shop, sales, jelly shop, pet shop, restaurant work, and baking at Lamb's Farm, in Elgin, Illinois. My part was working with the kids in the bakery department where we had a fully equipped bakery and made products for sale at the outlet store (also a training opportunity for the kids) and their restaurant (The Milk Pail) also in Elgin, Illinois where the kids were trained in many different Jobs common to the restaurant industry, including waiting on tables. This was a very rewarding experience for me while I did it, had to stop though as we moved to Kansas, as someone who can do this all of the time your life must be very rewarding.
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« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 04:47:46 PM »
Thanks for sharing Walter.  The momentum keeps building for your educational and possible career model which is outstanding.  Soon you will be hosting Leslie Stahl and sharing a slice.
Dave

Hi Dave:  thanks!  I hope I can be a small piece of helping make people with disabilities lives more meaningful and hopeful.  I don't watch tv, read the paper, listen to the radio. It is all too negative for me. So I don't know who Leslie Stahl is.  I will have to google her.  Walter
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« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 04:53:01 PM »
Walter;
Congratulations!!!
My hat is off to anyone like you who goes the extra mile to improve someone's future.
Years ago I was involved with helping mentally disadvantaged kids learn different trades, print shop, sales, jelly shop, pet shop, restaurant work, and baking at Lamb's Farm, in Elgin, Illinois. My part was working with the kids in the bakery department where we had a fully equipped bakery and made products for sale at the outlet store (also a training opportunity for the kids) and their restaurant (The Milk Pail) also in Elgin, Illinois where the kids were trained in many different Jobs common to the restaurant industry, including waiting on tables. This was a very rewarding experience for me while I did it, had to stop though as we moved to Kansas, as someone who can do this all of the time your life must be very rewarding.
Tom Lehmann/The Dough Doctor

Tom:  Thanks to you too!  You are a very giving soul and it doesn't suprise me at all that you have done such work in the past.  Those people had a guru for a teacher and I bet they will never forget you.  You give more than anyone I have met with a knowledge base as extensive as yours.  As you know it is very rewarding work.  I hope in 6 years I can break from schools (too much BS for me as I get nearer 60)and do my own shop.  I will hire a couple disabled people and go quietly into the sunset making just pizzas.  Walter
The Smiling With Hope Bakery- A bakery with a purpose
http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20140124/NEWS01/301240031/Bakery-run-by-students-disabilities-earns-pizza-profile

Spontobeat- the spontaneous music concept I have created and how I spontaneously live my life   http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=157137 200 of my most current songs http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=157137&content=widgets