Incarcerated youths writing new chapters in their lives.

Empowering incarcerated youths to write new chapters in their lives.

Free Minds uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youths and adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community.

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Lines: New Animated Short Film Featuring Free Minds Poetry

Poetry by Free Minds members Alfredo, Aundrey, DC, Myron, Tavon, and Terrell is featured in the new animated short film, “Lines,” by Claire Fleming and produced by Letitia Wright (starring Letitia Wright, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jodie Turner-Smith, Adepero Oduye and Riz Ahmed). Currently playing at the Toronto Black Film Festival from February 10 – February…

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Never Again

You crossed a desert and an ocean to find meIn a rainforest sitting under a treeTo me the only friend in the world was the sky and the leavesThen you step in my pathOh dear, a Queen in the form of water to refresh my soulLaugh until the sun came up and then she turned…

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Our Impact in 2020

924

MEMBERS SERVED

87%

EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION PLACEMENT RATE

1021

POEMS WRITTEN

11%

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