Springboard Fund, 2016

POPS the Club provides a space for high school students struggling with the Pain of the Prison System. Most of the students who attend POPS club meetings have been affected by the incarceration of a loved one – parent, sibling, other family member, friend. Through its writing workshops and voluntary sharing of stories, the club provides students with community and emotional support. Students also have the opportunity to publish their work on the POPS website and in its annual anthology. The first club was established at Venice High School and has since expanded to schools across Southern California and other parts of the country.

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