Writing with At-Risk Youth

Teaching Others to Tell Their Own Stories

You’re Invited! Join us on Monday, March 30, for a workshop on teaching therapeutic writing for youth, led by Richard Gold of the award-winning Pongo Teen Writing Project!

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The Washington Post

Free Minds on the Front Page!

Check out the article from the front page of The Washington Post “How a book club is helping to keep ex-offenders from going back to jail” by Robert Samuels, featuring Free Minds Poet Ambassadors Calvin, Eddie, Juan, Phil, and Robert.

Bulletin Board

Free Minds and Free Hearts at the Department of Education

By Jess Lawson, Free Minds Intern

“It means that somebody cares, even if they don’t know you,” said Gary, a Free Minds member and Poet Ambassador who is starting his first semester at college this spring. Indeed, connecting people who care is the reigning anthem of Free Minds, and, as I’m learning every day as a new intern, is evident in everything they do. Read More

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“The books you send show me another world and make me look forward to living a good life when I come home. You changed my way of thinking.”

– DeAngelo, Age 23