Books for DC's Incarcerated Teens

Goal: $ 4000

No of Donation: 66



Goal: $ 4000
Amount Raised: $ 4638
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 66
Category : Education
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Contact Number : 202-468-4809
Address : 2201 P Street, NW
State : Washington
City : DC
Country : US
Zipcode : 20037


Each year, more than 100 teenaged boys ages 16 and 17 are charged and incarcerated as adults at the Washington, DC Jail. Most have already dropped out of school. The jail has no library. This project uses a book club to introduce young inmates to the life changing power of books and creative writing.


Free Minds uses books and creative writing to empower incarcerated teenaged boys in Washington, DC to transform their lives. By mentoring and connecting them to supportive services throughout their incarceration into reentry, Free Minds inspires these youths to see their potential and achieve new educational and career goals.
Provides books to teenaged boys who have been charged and incarcerated as adults in the Washington, DC Jail.

Long-Term Impact

Free Minds serves the city's most at-risk teens. Books can be the spark that ignites a desire for learning and empowers these young men to pursue education instead of crime.

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