Missouri State Representative Jamie Burger visits with Fresh Start Academy Self Improvement Center

May 5, 2023

We are honored to have his presence and leadership.

“I was privileged to meet with representatives of the Fresh Start Academy Self Improvement Center of Charleston, Missouri. They came to meet with Southeast Missouri area legislators regarding their successful “Fathers on the Move” program which “helps young men, most of whom are fathers, avoid or break out of the cycle of returning repeatedly to incarceration, to move on to become successful and productive community and family members. Viable and sustained employment and meaningful engagement with their families are essential to this. Their success stories are truly inspiring.”
Pictured are: Charles Rush, Facilitator, Fathers on the Move Program; Representative Cameron Parker, District 150; Jeremy Seibert, Superintendent, Charleston R-1 School District; Lester Gillespie, Executive Director, Fresh Start Self-Improvement Center; myself; Representative Donnie Brown, District #149; and Don Patton, Project Consultant, Fathers on the Move Program.