Never Give Up This night changed my life. I remember it like yesterday. It was a Saturday night around 12 pm when my mom comes home and she's really drunk. She goes into my sister's room and then started fighting and screaming. They started hitting each other. Me, I was in my room praying to … Continue reading Pencils and Pages From Stop Six
Man, I LOVED being outside. What my elders used to say, “Out there in those streets where you ain got no bitness bein.” From nine years old, the earliest recollection I have of my childhood, you couldn’t tell me NOTHIN. Hell yeah, I loved being in the streets where I was jumped at least once … Continue reading Footnotes on My Journey by Nichole Pace
Product of my Environment Truth be told, I don't want to say that I'm just like you because we're all different and unique in our own way. Honestly, some have said that I'm worse than most. They've said things like, "Jerel, you're possessed by demon." or things like "Death is following you." In my youth … Continue reading We all have a story to tell. This is mine.
No Child is Born Bad I was born into a single mother family, just me and my mom. I was always alone. Alone to deal with my traumas by myself with no guidance. Life put me through the ringer very early in life. At the tender age of just four-years-old, I was two feet tall. … Continue reading I’m a survivor, and here’s my story.
"I am dedicated to enlightening adolescents and youth about the consequences that mischief can cause at an early age, and everyday I work hard to deter juveniles from facing the same pitfalls that I experienced as a youth." -Eric Jones, TGIM CEO and Creator of Writing for the Soul Workshop™ There is no easy solution to … Continue reading Walk a Mile In My Shoes: Bridging the Gap
Stories of Hope: Life in the Delta by Writing for the Soul Workshop™ Life in the Delta is the third release in our Stories of Hope series. For those who submitted their stories while accessing our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ program throughout the Delta, this was an educational, spiritual and emotional journey for them. True to the series, … Continue reading Sneek Peek at our Spring 2019 Release
Nonprofit organizations impact our lives and our communities. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of the population will access services provided by a nonprofit organization in their lifetime. If you doubt that number, think about all of the different nonprofits that provide community outreach in specialized areas –like organizations that provide car seats, … Continue reading The Key to Nonprofit Success? Sutainability.
Join our online community! As an extension of our writing program, we've created Writing for the Soul Workshop™ Online. It's free and easy. Our online classes are powered by Storybird. Storybird allows us to create a safe, positive community for creativity while you access Writing for the Soul Workshop™ online to write your stories. You … Continue reading Writing for the Soul Workshop™ Online
“If you stay small enough long enough; God will make you big enough soon enough." -Corey Foreman In today's Donor Spotlight news, I am pleased to feature Corey Foreman. He's dedicated his whole life to serving youth, and he is my little brother. Recently, Corey made a contribution to help me give away books to teens … Continue reading Donor Spotlight: Meet Corey Foreman