Kids at Risk Win an Emmy!

Technically, it is King5 news that won the Emmy, but the story that did it was this piece on Pongo Teen Writing Program.

My life touched on the Pongo Project briefly when I lived in Seattle and is one of the more important things I regret having had to leave behind.


The world needs to know about Richard Gold and his team of poet volunteers, Eli Hastings, Adrienne Johanson, Mike Hickey, and Vanessa Hooper. Photojournalist Doug Burgess and I got to see this team in action. I was in awe. Richard Gold runs the non-profit the Pongo Teen Writing Project. He’s reached 5,500 teens in the last 16 years.

via Poetry flows from teens behind bars | Seattle.

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