IYF Blog - Posts in incarcerated youth


"CYEP Taught Me to Stay out of Trouble"

Michael, a 25-year-old former inmate of the Bordelais Correctional Facility in Saint Lucia, now has a steady job and feels hopeful about the future. He credits his new life to the job skills training he received through the...

Young Voices from Prison: Invest in Us So We Don’t End Up Here!

Alvin clears off his space in the kitchen and brings over the makings of a big salad. His hair is neatly combed back, he’s wearing his uniform and, after taking a quick look out the window at the sparkling blue waters below, he gets to work. But Alvin, age 28, is not working in a restaurant...

Young People & Violence: The Aurora Shooting Demands Answers

The midnight massacre carried out by a young man in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, raised painful questions for me and so many others about how it could have been prevented, including how can we, as citizens, still tolerate...