THE POWER OF SELF-EXPRESSION
The students and graduates of POPS the Club have educated, inspired, and motivated their fellow students, teachers, parents, communities, and strangers with their wisdom and the profound truths expressed in their conversation, writing, and artwork. Sampled here are the many ways we share our powerful stories.
POPS STUDENT WRITING
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.
Learn more about our organization and the students we serve via our newsletter. Find out more about our upcoming events and other ways to make a difference in young lives. We will keep you updated on our growth and success and introduce you to resilient POPS club members through their powerful histories and stories.
From Our Archives
POPS students tell their stories in many different forms–some write, sing, dance, and some of the most powerful tales
are evident in the drawings and paintings they create.
We live in a visual world, and POPS students’ performances on film have expanded the reach of their work. We invite you to share this experience made possible through the generosity of filmmakers, filmmaking teachers, and funders. Please visit our VIMEO and YouTube platforms to view all our video content.
The Social Impact Team Monthly Newsletter: Spotlight of the Month Interview with Amy Friedman
San Fernando Valley Sun: POPS the Club Gives Kids with Incarcerated Family Members a Space And a Voice
Culver City Observer: Transforming Pain into Empowerment Through POPS Clubs
Locked Away: The Toll of Mass Incarceration on Students
LA Weekly: A Lit Club at Venice High School Is Transforming Students Harmed by Mass Incarceration
Spectrum 1 So Cal – TV interview: POPS the Club Supports Loved Ones in Prison
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
Annie E. Casey Foundation
"A Shared Sentence"