“The prison system has become a warehouse for the mentally ill and children of vulnerable populations.” ~ Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative
Our community-outreach program, Writing Your Wrong, encourages at-risk youth and offenders to express themselves through poetry and to use written word in the place of negative actions to express anger or feelings of abandonment. With skilled instructors, the project offers poetry workshops adapted for vulnerable youth populations.
We’ve chosen the collaboration of poetry, prison, and education, which is a long-established intervention, to support the compelling need for not only prisoner reform through education, but also overall penal reform. Studies show that inmates who receive education while incarcerated show a decrease in recidivism. We are committed to fighting poverty and racial discrimination one vulnerable child at a time.
Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in offering services or contributions.