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.

Seeing Who I Am

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The Pain of the Prison System (POPS) helps creative kids find their voice and see who they are.

Teaching Kids to Open the Tap on Creativity

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Diving deep into the place we come from inspires the scenes for future creativity.

California Students Transform Through Art With POPS

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This school year The Good Men Project is teaming up with The Pain of The Prison System (POPS) to show how art can transform people.

How Not to React When Your Child Tells You He’s Gay

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There’s a video currently making the rounds on the internet that highlights what many gay youth face when they come out to their families.

Yes, the Hug-a-Thug Approach is Powerful in Gang Intervention

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Anthony Goulet believes that to facilitate healing with at-risk youth, what you need is the only thing that can penetrate the street-armor without harming anyone…Love.

5 Annoying Things Male Teachers Hear

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Teaching is still considered to require or reward qualities we consider inherently feminine.

A Very Disturbing Phenomenon: The Rapid Increase of Unaccompanied Minors Entering the US

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Reid Maki of the Child Labor Coalition: 60,000 children without adult supervision will cross over into the US border this year.

Let’s Change How Police Question Young Suspects

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Juveniles are particularly vulnerable to the coercive (and often unlawful) techniques of law enforcement officials.

Troubled Teens and the Value of Meaningful Relationships

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How relationships can infuse troubled, at-risk youth with hope and self-worth.

Urinals, Graffiti, and Boys Being Seen

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Being invisible in a high price to pay for being a teenage boy.

10 Lessons I Learned From Mentoring

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Mentors learn that you can’t change anyone: not even a troubled youth. But you can listen, and that can change everything.