More than two decades have passed since Wesley Crunk was incarcerated. In that time he has not only rebuilt his life, but helped others do the same.
“The guys I’m coming into contact with may have never held a hammer, don’t know how to read a tape measure, probably have never held a job before,” Crunk said. “I know what it’s like to not know what you’re gonna do and to not know what you can do”
Crunk, who 21 years ago never could have imagined his role as mentor-in-chief for the Brother’s Keeper program in Whittier, now helps train people in the art of carpentry in a program sponsored by the Southwest Carpenter’s Training Fund.
“It was back in 1999, I was actually just released from being incarcerated,” he said. “I knew that I wanted to do something. I didn’t want to be in that boat anymore, but I actually didn’t know what I was even eligible to do.”
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