top of page

"I Can Do Anything Through God."

I would like to share with you the words of one of our creative writing students at Coastal State Prison. On a recent questionnaire, we asked program participants, “Do you think HeartBound’s classes make a difference? Why or why not?” He circled yes, then wrote, “They give hope and inspiration to the forgotten.” He later wrote about the impact that Ana Ivey, our creative writing teacher, has had on him: “Ms. Ivey was so encouraging. She took someone like me who was told that I couldn’t do it my whole life and she pushed me to realize I can do anything through God.”

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Three peculiar things happened this Wednesday. 1.    HeartBound was able to bring 4 former inmates back to Burruss Correctional Training Center to serve a Thanksgiving feast to 56 incarcerated men and

“Dear Old Me,” H. said. I was confused, the assignment was supposed to be a poem. It appeared that this student, H., had mixed up the assignment with an old one where the class wrote letters of wisdom

There’s a good article in a 2016 issue of The Atlantic titled, “How Kids Learn Resilience,” by Paul Tough (the irony!). Mr. Tough discusses the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on adole

bottom of page