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.
"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
“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.
Roy Brown is a barber over at Masters of Barbering & Styles located at 7103 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock, Arkansas. Recently, Roy made a contribution to our 2018 Summer of Hope Book Tour. I shared with him that while working with teens, one thing I’ve learned is that no matter their differences, they all … Continue reading Donor Spotlight: Meet Roy Brown
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
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
We have a tie for first place in book sales this month! Sykyla and Jakyia Williams are sisters, and they access our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ in Moro, Arkansas at New Life Ministries. Sykyla's story is featured in our book entitled 'This Thing Called Life: Life Inside the Ring', and Jakyia's story is featured in … Continue reading Our Top Book Sellers for the month of November: Sykyla and Jakyia Williams