1212 N Vermont Ave 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, Ca 90029
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Our missionThe mission of InsideOUT Writers is to reduce the juvenile recidivism rate by providing a range of services that evolves to meet the needs of currently and formerly incarcerated youth and young adults.

InsideOUT Writers (IOW)

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Substitute Volunteer Creative Writing Teacher

Do you love the written word and appreciate its ability to elevate the human condition? Our volunteer teachers do!IOW conducts weekly writing classes inside L.A. County's juvenile halls. Classes are taught by local writers, artists, educators, and activists. The mission of the Writing Program is to empower incarcerated youth by giving them a safe, non-judgmental place to express themselves and channel their anger and frustration into writing, rather than violence.We are seeking committed, talented and innovative volunteer teachers who know that pen and paper can be tools for personal transformation.Has writing enriched your life? Have you lived or taught in an area where the route to prison was more paved than the route to college? Can you commit an average of 60 - 90 minutes of your time each week? We hope so. Our students are waiting for you. Occurs Wednesday nights or Saturday mornings. ​Requirements:Driver's License Needed.Background Check.Must be at least 21 (LA Probation Requirement).Attend orientation and training sessions.60-90 minute weekly or semi-monthly.1.5-year commitment.Current auto insurance.​
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Evenings, Weekends
How you helpMake a difference in the life of youth and young adults by sharing your time with InsideOUT Writers!
About usInsideOUT Writers (IOW) is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports currently and formerly incarcerated youth and young adults with healing and trauma-informed creative writing classes inside Los Angeles County Juvenile Halls. We help youth develop their identities, agency, and orientation towards a purposeful future. In our 25-year history, we have served over 25,000 youth with our art-based creative writing classes. In 2009, IOW created the Alumni Program to provide re-entry support services and connect our alumni members with private and public community resources in essential areas such as access to medical care, housing, parenting support services, mental health services, drug and/or alcohol abuse treatment programs, and other public assistance programs.
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