Change Yourself and Change the World / JJIE /The Beat Within

Greetings Friends!!

Today our wonderful long time partners over at the JJIE (Juvenile
Justice Information Exchange), based in Kennesaw, Georgia, have picked up and posted a powerful letter/submission, that was originally published in The Beat Within, from juvenile lifer Michael Arreygue, who wrote this magnificent piece from Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, California.

He states; “All of us during our lives as children, adolescents and
eventually adults need some encouragement. As the individuals we are, we tend to learn differently, have different perspectives and take risks on different levels. For those like myself, words of
encouragement were really needed in my life to fulfill my true
potential in the activities that I engaged in.”

Here’s the piece, “Change Yourself and Change the World”

JJIE Homepage

Check out other fabulous pieces from other amazing writers who
contribute to The Beat Within that have been picked up by the JJIE.

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out to our program director, Lisa Lavaysse.

We are always looking for remote editors, faciltiators and new
community partners for our writing workshops inside and outside in the community.

Thanks again! Reach out anytime.