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This initiative exposes 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 are given an opportunity to envision an alternate path, normally with a tour of a large university that provides a plethora of educational options.
This year, 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 is sure to captivate, encourage and educate the teens to behold the plight of ancestral experiences , along with the mountains and valleys to get to where we are today.
What are you waiting for? Sign your child up for the opportunity of a lifetime here.
Check out our initiative for 2015 and 2017 below!
We have had an incredible collaboration with the community as donations were collected to supply teens with packets of resources, breakfast, lunch, transportation, and exposure with tours to both Grafton prison and The Ohio State University... all for absolutely FREE!
We are now asking for your help once again. Please make a donation to assist with the cost for food, transportation, t-shirts, museum admission, prizes, etc. You may make your donation via PayPal or cash app: $ShereesMirror.
"This is the best experience I have had. The whole idea of this program is great!"~Student
"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