Save Our Children

Photo by Clem Webb

S.O.C. Save Our Children, Children in Motion, held its annual Appreciation Banquet recently to honor community leaders and supporters and highlight the importance of a loving educational environment with an emphasis and understanding of the importance of reading in everyone’s life.

This year’s honorees included Dr. Paris Bransford, the Dugas-Leger Law Firm, Port Arthur Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince, Hargie Faye Savoy and Chief C. A. “Pete” Shelton.

photo by Brandi Haskett

Hundreds of children explored the Jefferson County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 9, as a part of “Know Your County Courthouse,” an event organized by local nonprofit Save Our Children (S.O.C) to give the area’s youth a chance to encounter the sights and sounds of the court in a controlled environment.

Rev. J.D. Roberts

Save Our Children (S.O.C.), a local non-profit group founded and operated by the Rev. J.D. Roberts and dedicated to teaching youth how to become better citizens in the community, is now offering counseling services for youth in its newly opened Fannin location in Beaumont.


A new program initiated by Save Our Children (S.O.C.) has recently been implemented in four Beaumont schools with the purpose of boosting the reading capabilities of Beaumont Independent School District students. And those involved in the program say it seems to be working.

Beaumont resident and S.O.C. found­er the Rev. J.D. Roberts said he noticed a disturbing trend in local schools.