Category: IOW Update
Mentoring Program Launched
The Alumni Program launched its much-anticipated mentoring program on Thursday, March 10th at a fun-filled, emotional kickoff event. more
Alumni Read at Screening “Me Facing Life”
On February 21st, three brave alumni, Esther Caballero, Jimmy Valdez and Benjamin Aparicio, participated in a community screening of the documentary Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story, reading pieces they had composed on the themes of hope and freedom. more
Alumni in Action!
Two alumni, Marshon Yancy and Taylor Lytle are participating in Loyola Law School’s LGBTQ Youth in Detention Task Force, more
Run, Jimmy, Run!
Some people embody the spirit of “giving back” and Jimmy Valdez is definitely one of them! Jimmy is actively involved in the Alumni Program and his mission is to support other youth who have found themselves in trouble. more
Occidental Students Lead Enrichment Sessions
Five intrepid young Occidental College students are leading communication and life-skills sessions for the alumni. more
Voices from the Inside
Only Time Will Tell
If God were looking at my life
He’d wonder why it had to come this far
He’d understand that I was a stubborn kid
Who had to learn the hard way more
“Voices of Cool” Teach Screenwriting Class
Twice a month, six alumni gather together to learn the art of screenwriting. Virgil Williams, a member of the Voices of Cool, a volunteer group of African American male writers from the entertainment industry, leads the Introduction to Screenwriting class.
Higher Learning: Ian Graham
Featuring Ian Graham
InsideOUT Writers is honored to be a part of a community of invested and committed stakeholders and educators motivated to create the change in the Los Angeles County juvenile justice system that is required to provide incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youth and young adults with the opportunities that are rightfully theirs.