Category: IOW Update

Mentoring Program Launched
Lionel on the right and his mentor Mike

Lionel Tate (right) and his mentor Mike Flynn.

 

The Alumni Program launched its much-anticipated mentoring program on Thursday, March 10th at a fun-filled, emotional kickoff event. more

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Alumni Read at Screening “Me Facing Life”

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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

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Alumni in Action!
Taylor speaks out

Taylor Lytle speaks out

Two alumni, Marshon Yancy and Taylor Lytle are participating in Loyola Law School’s LGBTQ Youth in Detention Task Force, more

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Run, Jimmy, Run!
Jimmy Valdez shows off his marathon medal

Jimmy Valdez shows off his marathon medal

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

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Occidental Students Lead Enrichment Sessions
Esther her mom and Oxy Student Leah Wolf

Esther Caballero, her mom and Oxy student Leah Wolf.

Five intrepid young Occidental College students are leading communication and life-skills sessions for the alumni. more

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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

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“Voices of Cool” Teach Screenwriting Class
Virgil Williams

Virgil Williams

Class in session

Class in session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Higher Learning: Ian Graham

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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.

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