Donor Spotlight: Meet Corey Foreman

“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 Stories of Hope … Continue reading Donor Spotlight: Meet Corey Foreman

Pain is real. But so is hope.

“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.

2018 Summer of Hope Book Tour

While working with teens, 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 Stories of Hope to 10,000 teens living in the top 10 deadliest cities in America this summer. ​My name is Eric, and … Continue reading 2018 Summer of Hope Book Tour

The Nutty Redhead is More Than Just REALLY Good Nuts

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

Writing for the Soul Workshop™ for Families

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

How Stand For The Silent is impacting the disabilities community in St. Louis, Missouri

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

Five Ways You Can Be A Part Of The Writing For The Soul Process

Writing for the Soul Workshop™ is a national mentoring program that invokes a passion for social emotional learning using writing, resources for healing, and skills for a lifetime while tackling the problems of mental, financial and educational inequality. During the course of this program, participants experience a trauma informed approach using writing as therapy as … Continue reading Five Ways You Can Be A Part Of The Writing For The Soul Process