Chance to help high school students who have been impacted by incarceration

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POPS the Club


POPS stands for pain of the prison system and POPS the Club stands for healing that pain for teens in high schools.

POPS creates, oversees and supports clubs that meet weekly throughout the academic year in high schools. POPS was created to support students who have been impacted by the prison, jail and detention systems. Most club members have parents and/or other loved ones (siblings, friends, cousins, uncles, aunts...) who are or have been incarcerated; some students have been incarcerated. POPS students include those with family members who have been detained and/or deported. Needless to say, sorrow, pain and anger afflict students as a result of the loss they have experienced, and oftentimes as a result of the stigma they have faced. But in the safe space that a POPS Club is, resilience, intelligence, warmth, comradeship and kindness reign, and meetings are often joyful and deeply meaningful. Finding a place where these young people count, where people see and hear and welcome them, provides enormous relief, as do the opportunities to express themselves-in conversation, in writing, in artwork, and in performance (all part of the POPS curriculum).

POPS is looking for volunteers for our Tuesday meetings from 11:13am-11:48am. This opportunity will be starting at the beginning of September and continue through the end of the academic year (June of 2020).

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14901 S. Inglewood Ave.Lawndale, CA 90260



  • Youth Services
  • Reading / Writing
  • Storytelling


  • Teens


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour/week through the academic school year.
  • TB test, Livescan and Training.

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