Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman is in the midst of completing her court-ordered 250 hours of community service. The community service was ordered as part of her sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal, following her guilty plea. The disgraced actress decided to focus her community service work on a nonprofit organization called the Teen Project. Huffman has devoted herself to her work with this organization and wants to make a difference in the lives of young women, as reported by PopCulture.
While some people may want to simply complete their community service work as quickly and painlessly as possible, Huffman is reportedly truly devoted to the work she is doing and genuinely wants to make an impact in the lives of those with whom she is working. Huffman’s attitude came as somewhat of a surprise to the Teen Project staff, PopCulture’s inside source said.
“She’s taken a genuine interest in the young women. There was definitely apprehension that Felicity felt from the staff, because no one knew how seriously Felicity was going to take this. Most people just show, do the hours, and leave. They aren’t engaged and fully present. Felicity is the opposite.”
Teen Project works with young women between the ages of 18-years-old and 25-years-old that have had a difficult past. They may be homeless, victims of sex trafficking or a victim of other kids of abuse. If they are dealing with substance abuse, the organization helps them get clean by providing them with resources, as well as assisting with funds for rehab. It also helps provide housing and education for these young women, according to the Teen Project website.
In addition to the 250 hours of community service work, Huffman was also required to pay a $30,000 fine, which she has already done. She was also sentenced to 14 days in prison but only actually ended up spending 11 days behind bars.
Actor Felicity Huffman has confessed to paying $15,000 to boost her eldest daughter’s SAT score in connection to the college admissions scandal. pic.twitter.com/vKRq8gs51j
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“I am deeply ashamed of what I have done. At the end of the day I had a choice to make. I could have said ‘no.’ I thought to myself turn around. Just turnaround, and to my eternal shame, I didn’t,” she said in court.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Huffman pleaded guilty to her role in the college admissions scandal from the very beginning. She admitted to paying $15,000 to Rick Singer to have her daughter’s SAT exam responses corrected so she would score higher on the exam.