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THE POWER OF SELF-EXPRESSION

The students and graduates of POPS the Club have educated, inspired, and motivated their fellow students, their teachers, their parents, their communities and strangers with their wisdom and the deep truths expressed in their conversation, in their writing, and in their artwork. Sampled here are the many ways we share our powerful stories. POPS students are also published weekly on the Good Men Project .

POPS STUDENT WRITING

STUDENT WRITING

A small sampling of the powerful stories and poems produced by the students of POPS. For a more comprehensive collection, we invite you to read our anthologies and visit the Good Men Project, which publishes the work of a POPS student each week.

POPS NEWSLETTER

OUR QUARTERLY LETTER

Get to know more about our organization and the students we serve. We will keep you updated on our growth, success, and introduce you to resilient POPS club members through their powerful histories and stories. Find out more about our upcoming events and other ways to make a difference in young lives.

From Our Archives

POPS ART

VISUAL ART

POPS students tell their stories in many different forms–some write, some sing, some dance, and some of the most powerful tales are evident in the drawings and paintings they create.

POPS FILMS

We live in a visual world and POPS students performances on film has expanded the reach of their work. We invite you to share this experience made possible through the generosity of filmmakers, filmmaking teachers, and funders. To view all our video content, please visit our VIMEO and YouTube platforms.

POPS NEWS

POPS PODCASTS

Small & Gutsy Interviews POPS The Clu‪b

Transforming Shame and stigma into hope and dignity is the mission and mantra of an incredible organization called POPS The Club. POPS the Club is based on the school club model and serves to support students whose parents or loved ones are in prison or jail. POPS The Club is designed to nourish and empower students through creative expression, emotional support, and the development of community. Tune in to learn about this POPS the Club.

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Amy Friedman, Founder and Executive Director POPS the Club, Part One on the podcast Pursuing Justice
May 18, 2020
https://pod.co/pursuing-justice/author-editor-founder-of-p-o-p-s-amy-friedman-part-1
Part Two, May 25, 2020
https://pod.co/pursuing-justice/author-editor-founder-of-p-o-p-s-amy-friedman-part-2

Karen Arellano, POPS student alum and former communications intern on the podcast Pursuing Justice
August 3, 2020
https://pod.co/pursuing-justice/karen-arellano

Katherine Secaida, POPS student ambassador on the podcast Pursuing Justice,
August 10, 2020
https://pod.co/pursuing-justice/katherine-secaida

John Rodriguez, former POPS Board member, on the podcast Pursuing Justice
September 7, 2020
https://pod.co/pursuing-justice/john-rodriguez

Shalei Heflin, former POPS Board member, on the podcast Pursuing Justice
September 14, 2020
https://pod.co/pursuing-justice/shalei-heflin

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Mass incarceration is an issue that affects everyone. Here are some reliable resources to understand the scope of the problem.

The Marshall Project

The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated

The Edward Hazen Foundation

The Million Dollar Hood Project 

More Resources

TRANSFORM A LIFE TODAY

As long as any child goes to sleep knowing their parent is locked away, we will not rest.
It doesn’t take much to change a life. Join us today and start making a difference.

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