These are not “bad” kids.

Imagine what it is like to be just 14, but have suffered abuse at home, being told that you are not wanted, or realizing that the streets would be safer than sure injury from someone in your family.  Imagine being too young to get a job or a place to live, but having to live … Continue reading These are not “bad” kids.

Footnotes on My Journey by Nichole Pace

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

We all have a story to tell. This is mine. 

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’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.

Walk a Mile In My Shoes: Bridging the Gap

"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

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

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

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

10 Reasons Why We Will Never Franchise Our Programs Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we talked about how many small businesses and entrepreneurs create business expansion through franchising their product or service allowing others to bear the cost of their business expansion. In Part 1, we focused on key reasons that we would never franchise our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ programs. … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why We Will Never Franchise Our Programs Part 2

10 Reasons Why We Will Never Franchise Our Programs Part 1

  Almost every small business reaches a point where they search for ways to quickly grow their brands and business. As a business owner, you feel like you have a great business model, and want to expand that model quickly to help reach more customers, so you might evaluate the option of offering your business … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why We Will Never Franchise Our Programs Part 1