Books for DC's Incarcerated Teens

by Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop
Books for DC's Incarcerated Teens


Provides books to teenaged boys who have been charged and incarcerated as adults in the Washington, DC Jail.

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Each year, more than 100 teenaged boys ages 16 and 17 are charged and incarcerated as adults at the Washington, DC Jail. Most have already dropped out of school. The jail has no library. This project uses a book club to introduce young inmates to the life changing power of books and creative writing.


This project will allow us to provide new books 2X/month to youths in our book club. We will also provide extra books to meet the varied interests and reading levels of incarcerated teens just beginning to love and practice daily reading

Long-Term Impact

Free Minds serves the city's most at-risk teens. Books can be the spark that ignites a desire for learning and empowers these young men to pursue education instead of crime.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Organization Information

Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @FreeMindsDC
Project Leader:
Tara Libert
Washington , DC United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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