"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
“I hate you!” I yelled, angrily running to my room. I grabbed a scarf and sat on my bed with it around my neck. I began pulling on it as hard as I could until I heard, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!” This was the start of long-term treatment for me. -Hanah The quote above is … Continue reading Pain is real. But so is hope.
While working to help people live full, rich and meaningful lives, one thing I've learned is that no matter their differences, they all go through so much in life. Some more than others. That's why I’m preparing to give away copies of Hope Outside the Walls and Stories of Hope to 10,000 men, women and … Continue reading 2018 Summer of Hope Book Tour FAQ’s
You may know her by the pen name, Victoriana Lady Lisa and her book entitled 'International Steampunk Fashions'. Some of you may recognize her from her award winning show All Things Victorian. Students accessing our writing program know her as The Nutty Redhead after she donated a box of her praline gourmet nuts to our program. Lisa … Continue reading The Nutty Redhead is More Than Just REALLY Good Nuts
Vietnam veteran John Mulligan was a homeless "shopping cart soldier" in San Francisco's North Beach, a man wracked with flashbacks and numbed by post-traumatic stress disorder. But his life took a turn during a veteran's writing workshop conducted by noted author Maxine Hong Kingston. Mulligan, now a 53-year-old novelist, left the workshop so elated he … Continue reading Writing for the Soul Workshop™ for Families
As an advocate for the disabilities community in St. Louis, Christina Hune understands the devastating effects of bullying first hand, and how important it is to end this cycle of abuse. When Stand For The Silent partnered with us to collect memoirs, art and poetry for The Bully Diaries, Christina saw an opportunity to share … Continue reading How Stand For The Silent is impacting the disabilities community in St. Louis, Missouri