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Teach Poetry to Youth with Pongo Publishing

on June 18, 2010

Pongo Publishing is looking for volunteers to teach poetry to youth in the King County Juvenile Detention Center or the State Psychiatric Hospital in Tacoma. Pongo poetry writing is uniquely helpful for distressed individuals, and uniquely nurturing for caregivers. Participation in Pongo requires your serious commitment to be on a Pongo team in a site such as juvenilte detention, where you will work one weekday afternoon per week from mid-Sept to mid-April. (Currently, the state psychiatric hospital site meets on Mondays in Tacoma, and the juvenile detention site meets on Tuesdays in Seattle.)

To begin the process for selection as a Pongo volunteer, please email your resume and a writing sample (preferably poetry) to richard@pongoteenwriting.org . In your resume or email message, please include all of your experience working with youth. Also, please state your availability to volunteer on a weekday afternoon during the coming school year. Finally, please review the Pongo web site, including the expectations on the following page…

http://www.pongoteenwriting.org/volunteering.html

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