Incarcerated youths writing new chapters in their lives

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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

Breath

My inner love speaks. I stand still. I listen.
I take in the birds, the ants, the people, the air.
Everything connected to me by the Divine.
Is it illogical I would exist entirely orphaned.

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Our Impact in 2023

1404

MEMBERS SERVED

97%

EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION PLACEMENT RATE

1546

POEMS WRITTEN

2%

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