I was Homeless at the Age of Eight

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Anthony Rios builds from loss and strength to overcome his early start on the streets.

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Take the Realness Challenge

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How much realness do you have?

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I’m Still Being Punished for His Crime

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Would you like to repeat the details your trauma again, and again, and again?

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Imagining Three Decades of Change

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What is life now if I became a free man again?

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Remember This

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Stark reality hits when the violence is gone, but so is he.

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Forgiving Himself Can be the Hardest for a Man

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A man serving a life sentence can forgive himself. Can you?

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His Blood Runs Through Me

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The blood of POPS the Club runs with emotional healing that can emerge unexpectedly.

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I’ve Had Enough I Must Change

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Defining the moments that made me look within myself for change.

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The Blue Rag Ain’t For Me

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What a young man in the USA faces everyday caught between the blue rag and the blue line.

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Life Without Justice

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Is Life Without Parole an unjust punishment? Can it ever be just?

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Listening and the Difference Caring Makes

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Where we come from sets our life path in motion for better or worse, but open ears that care can alter the destination.

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“They Stereotype the Students”

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Stereotypes hit teens hard, especially in moments struggling to follow their heart.

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Patience and Growth For Struggling Men

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These simple steps can help struggling men develop more patience.

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There Aren’t Fathers Where I Am From

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Michaela Richards shows us how she finds support without fathers or friends where she comes from.

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An Incarcerated Man on Rehabilitation

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Why are rehabilitation programs necessary within the prison system?

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If You Wrote Someone Who is Incarcerated

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Understand Family and Friends (S.T.U.F.F.) helps students open up the difficult emotions when those they are close to are incarcerated.

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