The inaugural Empire State Center for the Book Literacy Award is being presented to Literacy for Incarcerated Teens (LIT). The mission of Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, founded in 2009, is to improve the ability and desire of incarcerated youth to read, to offer encouragement, and motivation to seek a better future. LIT provides books, magazine […]
The auction goes live on June 1 and will be updated continually as it runs through the beginning of August. You can make a monetary donation now by clicking here.
In partnership with the New York Juvenile Justice Initiative, a coalition of philanthropic organizations supporting youth justice reform in New York, Literacy for Incarcerated Teens has made book donations to New York’s new Close to Home facilities, which are small, community-based facilities that have been created in order to keep all young people […]
In February 2012, Best Colleges Online released an article on the “15 Amazing Effects of Prison Libraries.”
The article explains how prisons have “long been at the center of much social, political, and even philosophical debate”… what prisoners should have, what can be used to rehabilitate them and so on.
Further debaters discuss whether the […]