Mindy Hardwick's Blog

Author Mindy Hardwick Muses about Writing

Teens in Juvenile Detention

on May 30, 2009

One of the most powerful things I do is run a weekly poetry workshop with kids in a juvenile detention. This work is a way to share the healing power of writing and poetry with kids and it gives me an incredible depth of story ideas.

The program director recently shared how kids in another juvenile detention facility created a video which used some of their poems to tell their story. I felt the video says a lot about why I enjoy working with youth in detention.

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