Pencils and Pages From Stop Six #26

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 … Continue reading Pencils and Pages From Stop Six #26

Pencils and Pages From West Central Sports Complex

Can you imagine what it would be like to grow up with the constant threat of death in your neighborhood, or the stress of being surrounded by violence and loss? What if I told you that almost one in four children in the United States today are in home situations just that stressful? That almost … Continue reading Pencils and Pages From West Central Sports Complex

Pencils and Pages From Stop Six

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

I’m a survivor, and here’s my story.

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.

Sneek Peek at our Spring 2019 Release

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

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 books to teens … Continue reading Donor Spotlight: Meet Corey Foreman

2018 Summer of Hope Book Tour FAQ’s

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™ 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

Dreading School by Jakyia

By the end of my fifth grade year, I was really beginning to hate school because I was being bullied. I dealt with kids calling me names, and calling me out of my name. The thing is, I had not said or done anything to them for them to be saying the things they were … Continue reading Dreading School by Jakyia