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Southwest Key Program, Inc.
April 19, 2011

Southwest Key is a dynamic national organization that isn't afraid to get creative and try new things. I had the privilege to be a graduate intern there in 2010 and get involved with everything from strategic planning to job coaching program design to creating anger management activities for middle schoolers in their charter school.

I love what they're doing with cultural arts and prevention in general. I've stayed on there in 2011 as a volunteer with one of my favorite pilot programs -- a hip hop and creative writing program that counts as community service hours for teens on probation. Amazing staff, good stuff, enough said!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen teens change from sullen and shy to lively performers who didn't know they had a knack for writing, and didn't know an audience would listen to what they had to say.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the cultural arts programming to raise up communities so that they avoid poverty, probation and prison!

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I help organize and support a program for teens on probation to develop their voices through hip hop creative writing.