We have had an incredible collaboration with the community as donations were collected to supply teens with breakfast, lunch, transportation, and exposure with tours to both Grafton prison and The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History... all for absolutely FREE!
"This is the best experience I have had. The whole idea of this program is great!"~Student
This initiative exposeds young men and women, ages 14 and up, to powerful testimonies from imprisoned residents and a tour of Grafton Reintegration Center, courtesy of their Dope is for Dopes program. Subsequently, they were given an opportunity to envision an alternate path, normally with a tour of a large university that provides a plethora of educational options.
In 2018, we opted to expose the children to an in-depth view of their history. A riveting tour of the one and only Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History captivated, encouraged and educated the teens to behold the plight of ancestral experiences , along with the mountains and valleys that led to where we are today.
View the Grafton Dope is for Dopes program description.
Check out our past initiatives below:
Stay tuned for 2019 endeavors, but feel free to check out our
2018 Bars or Books initiative!
"The talk with the inmates made me think about the things I need to fix." ~Student
"I enjoyed being able to really communicate with the inmates and really understand that it's a place I don't want to be." ~Student