The Write of Your L!fe™
The Write of Your L!fe is a 12-week group mentoring program where trauma-trained instructors implement social-emotional learning and cultural arts curriculum. Instructors meet with students once weekly for two hours for 12 weeks where students participate in writing, art and speaking lessons practicing healthy expression, empowerment, resiliency, receive positive peer support, gain a sense of purpose and hope, and improve self-esteem. Students participate in self-portrait painting, examine resilient figures in history, self-publishing a group anthology, participate in a speech & debate, and create an awareness story-board concerning social injustices. Instructors help students critically think about ways to use their skills, consider alternatives to past choices, visualize their future and ways to avoid risky behavior, break unhealthy cycles, such as in drug and alcohol abuse and violence, and consider different perspectives about family, school and community dynamics.
Artwork by students in TWOYL Beyond Bars
Youth Court Case Management
WWW provides consulting, program management and case management to support start-up or existing restorative justice youth/student courts, which are collaborative results-based peer-to-peer intervention/prevention programs, designed to provide: 1) An alternative response for school suspensions for high-risk youth with school/site-based behavioral and delinquency problems and/or; 2) An alternative response for the Juvenile Justice System for first-time, school-based, non-violent, misdemeanor, infraction, and incidents for juvenile respondents.
Community youth determine the appropriate consequences for the respondent. The program holds youthful respondents accountable and provides educational, life skills & enrichment services to respondents and youth volunteers in an effort to promote long-term behavioral change that leads to enhanced school safety and academic excellence. Contact Debra@WomenWonderWriters.com for an in-depth presentation of available services.