Growing Up In Stop Six

My name is Christopher, and I’m a student at Jacquet Middle School. Growing up in Stop Six is like having heaven and hell coming together as one. There is good and bad in this community. Nothing is perfect. I moved from one side of Ramey to the other, and to me they both are the same. So I didn’t understand why people say Stop Six is a bad place when it’s not. We some times have community cook outs and car shows. Even though at some of our community events people don’t know how to get a long, Stop Six is home to me. Some people don’t like this neighborhood. But some of us do. [END]

More than just Social Emotional Learning.

Using writing as a Social Emotional Learning tool, our program helps youth and young adults to manage the impact of emotions on their relationships with others. Our focus is Emotional Intelligence. Not academic excellence. The thing is: our children need them BOTH to thrive in the 21st Century Workplace.

As a matter of fact, for most of these students, writing and sharing their stories was more than just an SEL experience. It’s also an opportunity to earn money promoting their stories as part of our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ Affiliates and Intern Programs.

Students attending Jacquet Middle School had an opportunity to submit their stories to our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ program for publishing in Walk A Mile In My Shoes.

Deep down, do you like helping people? Me too.

The writing program has been effective in schools, churches, Boys & Girls Club, and various other organizations. The impact is the same everywhere we go: many begin the healing process from whatever pain they’re feeling inside. They stop cutting, selling drugs, being promiscuous, bullying, and most importantly, they develop a love of writing to help them process all of their experiences in a healthy way.

Writing for the Soul Workshop™ is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Writing for the Soul Workshop™ are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law. Who knows. Your donation could be the one that help us to prevent another teen suicide.

 

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