“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” –Benjamin Franklin

Youth violence and crime affect a community’s economic health, as well as individuals’ physical and mental health and well-being. Homicide is the second leading cause of death for youth in our country. In 2011, more than 707,000 young people ages 10-24 were treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained from violence.

Writing for the Soul Workshop™ offers communities an amazing resource for Justice Reinvestment, with a strong focus on changing behavior and empowering our at risk kids.  Unlike many other programs that are more focused on manual skills, like trash pickup or graffiti removal, our program offers a way for at risk youth to improve their writing, become published authors, plus having the ability to immediately earn income to help with their fines and restitution.

choropleth-unemployment-by-state-usaOur program offers immediate results that lead to lifelong behavior change, and new skills to break the cycle of poverty and entanglement with the justice system.

What‘s included in the Adopt a City program?

Our program focuses on community investors that will provide the funding for Writing for the Soul Workshop™ to identify the right organization in the city that our Investor chooses, certify that organization to provide Writing for the Soul Workshop™ and fund initial start-up for book releases in that city.

Testimonial:

The kids needed this program here in Springfield. This builds them up and stimulates our local economy. I’m glad we could bring the program to Springfield.” Kevin McKinnie, Tru 417 Customs

What cities can be adopted?

We offer this program for any city; however, the list below are key focus cities based on general youth crime and graduation rates. Use the Contact Form below to request an Investor Fact Sheet on one of these cities:

*Chicago, IL  *Detroit, MI *Miami, FL *Compton, CA *Cleveland, OH *Atlanta, GA *Houston, TX *Memphis, TN & West Memphis, AR  *Washington, DC *Newburg, NY (50 miles from NYC)

Bring Writing for the Soul Workshop™ to your community by adopting your city and planting a workshop in your community. City adoptions start with a minimum contribution of $3,499.99. This low risk investment is ideal for any business, individual or group. Yields a return of $4,499.99 in 24 months. Complete the Contact Form below for more information, or for a registration packet to adopt your city today.

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