Anthony Boyce is the EDWINS Student Spotlight of the Week. Anthony is a recent EDWINS graduation having just celebrated his commencement on Sunday, June 23rd. He’s transitioning from student to staff at EDWINS as he is the Resident Advisor at our Second Chance Life Skills Center where he manages our campus and assists students and alumni in our housing.

Anthony cooked in correctional institutions since 1997 and went through a culinary program at Lebanon Correctional Institute then was an instructional aide for the program. He was guided to EDWINS by his sister and immediately found a second family at EDWINS. “The acceptance and camaraderie here are real,” notes Anthony. “That’s not a slogan. The staff helped me to do it all and finish the program. As hard as the work seemed, I found my peace at EDWINS.”

He enjoyed cooking tableside making burgers and bananas foster for guests, so he could see their reactions. The attention to detail and structure are aspects of the program that he will always carry with him. “You’ve got to set the table just the right way. Everything has a place,” Anthony remarked. “That will help me here on campus to ensure everything runs smoothly and has its place.”

Anthony noted that he has seen a lot of programs but thinks EDWINS is different. “I tell everybody about EDWINS,” Anthony said. “This program really works especially for someone that hit rock bottom. A lot of people make big promises but this one actually works. It will bring you all the way up.”

Anthony is a long-time resident of Buckeye.

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