Maya Angelou Program Turns Imprisoned Teens Into ‘Scholars’

“What if the kids who needed it the most, got the best we had to offer?” 

Near Washington, DC a juvenile program for incarcerated youth has turned itself around, much like some of the inmates, thanks to poet, Maya Angelou. 60 teenagers study at the juvenile correctional center of the “Maya Angelou Academy”. Where there once were shackles and beatings, now there is emotional as well as intellectual growth for the inmates, who are called “scholars”.

Watch the NBCNews profile of this incredible program here:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: