FREE MINDS BOOK CLUB & WRITING WORKSHOP
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Arts & Culture, Education
Location: c/o Lva-Nca 1325 W St Nw Ste 312 Washington DC 20009 USA
Our mission is to introduce incarcerated youth to the transformative power of books and creative writing. By mentoring and connecting them to supportive services throughout incarceration into reentry, Free Minds inspires these youth to see their potential and achieve new educational and career goals.
Programs: Free Minds serves more than 50 new juvenile inmates incarcerated as adults at the DC Jail each year.
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I have seen these amazing kids in action. I attended a poetry reading by the Free Minds members and was very touched by the feelings and raw emotions they expressed through their writing. Despite the fact that my life and experiences are so completely different than the lives and experiences of these kids, I was reminded that we all share the same humaness. Happiness, sadness, joy, family, fear, uncertainty, accomplishment are common to us all.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Interacting with the members as they work to change their lives after incarceration; to make successful lives.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make fund raising easier for them. As a small organization time spent raising money is time spent away from the members and their needs.