My name is Walter “Ahmad” Mcgee, I am 21 years old and was sentenced to nearly 14 years for home invasion. During this prison sentence I have attended multiple groups. However, the Kid CAT curriculum is the most beneficial and in-depth group I’ve attended and it has helped to open my eyes, ears and mind. This program is useful, safe, interactive, and connects with all who attend. This program has empowered me to help my fellow youths and apply the skills and insight to connect with others both young and old. I hope everyone can have the opportunity to take this curriculum, especially the young inmates who could learn the necessary skills to succeed. I want to express my gratitude to all of the Kid CAT facilitators and the volunteers who come in every week and for keeping the classes heartfelt and interesting. Lastly, I want to thank all the lifers who stayed focused and fought to create this program.
Walter “Ahmad” Mcgee, San Quentin State Prison