Incarcerated youths writing new chapters in their lives

Empowering incarcerated youths to write new chapters in their lives.

Free Minds uses the transformative tools of books, writing, and peacebuilding to create a community of support, assisting incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youths and adults to achieve their education, career, and life goals, write new chapters in their lives, and become powerful voices for change.

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Prison Book Club: End of Year Reflections and Inspiring Resilience

As we look forward to the start of 2024 here at Free Minds and in the Prison Book Club, we reflect on a past year of connections strengthened and forged,…

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Featured Poem

Dear Mama

Dear Mama, I want you to know that I love you so much.
Through all the hard times, you held your head up.

Dear Mama, you work so hard five days a week.
Just so I could have clothes, a roof over my head
And something to eat.

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Our Impact in 2023

1404

MEMBERS SERVED

97%

EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION PLACEMENT RATE

1546

POEMS WRITTEN

2%

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