Mission: to teach creative writing to youth who are incarcerated to empower their voices and assist in their re-entry into society.
Vision: to reduce the recidivism rates of our residents and participate in the transformation of the juvenile justice system.
- Increase our residents’ literacy levels and writing dispositions.
- Build our residents’ self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-awareness.
- Provide our residents with positive peer mentorship.
- Publish our residents’ creative writing into chapbooks to showcase and distribute within juvenile facilities, on campuses, and throughout the local communities.
- Advocate for our residents by raising awareness and educating our communities about the criminal justice system/juvenile justice system.
- Type up our residents' artifacts from the creative writing workshops.
- Edit our residents' artifacts by correcting their spelling, syntax, and grammar.
- Review the instructions and transcriptions to minimize mistakes and errors.
- Engage with 3-5 residents.
- Participate in the creative writing workshops.
- Enforce the creative writing workshop’s expectations for the residents and student volunteers.
- Promote the program and organization to individuals within their personal and professional spheres.
- Manage the cohort’s student volunteers.
- Recruit new student volunteers.
- Train the new student volunteers.
- Lead the creative writing workshops.
- Host at least 1 event per semester to distribute and showcase the resident’s creative writing, fundraise for the cohort, and educate our communities about the juvenile justice system.
Oct 12, 2021 11:59pm or when space runs out.
18 and up
Background check, Fingerprinting, Training
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