Writing Workshop Facilitator

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The Beat Within

  • 6 people are interested

The Beat Within is a magazine of writing and artwork by and for incarcerated youth. Our volunteers are the pulse of our organization, and we could not do this deeply restorative work without you. As a workshop facilitator, you would be hosting workshops on various topics (that we provide you with), guiding the conversation, mentoring youth through the writing process, and typing up/editing their pieces.

You don't need to be a writer or an academic for this work, nor do you have to have deep knowledge of the juvenile justice system. All we ask is that you approach our organization and our youth with an open mind and the desire to empower young people.

To volunteer, individuals:

  • Must be over 21 years of age to go into the juvenile hall
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Be available on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm
  • Make a six-month commitment to volunteering
  • Make a monetary investment of $30 for a background check, completed by The Beat Within.

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About The Beat Within


PO Box 34310, San Francisco, CA 94134, US

Mission Statement

The Beat Within (TBW) provides incarcerated youth with consistent opportunity to share their ideas and life experiences in a safe space that encourages literacy, self-expression, critical thinking skills, and healthy relationships with adults and their community. We value compassion with accountability, and the power of the written word to heal and flourish. Outside of the juvenile justice system, The Beat Within partners with community organizations and individuals to bring services to youth both inside and outside of detention. We aim to be a bridge between marginalized youth and the community that supports them in progress toward a healthy and productive adulthood.


The Beat Within (TBW) is a non-profit magazine of writing and artwork by and for incarcerated youth and their community members. Based in San Francisco, we host writing and conversation workshops in juvenile halls across the nation, with our strongest presence in Bay Area counties. Our magazine is composed of writing produced during workshops, and is printed on a bi-weekly basis to return to the youth we work with.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


375 Woodside AveSan Francisco, CA 94127



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Reading / Writing




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours per week

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