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EDUCATING INCARCERATED YOUTH: INCARCERATION + EDUCATION = EMANCIPATION

  • Byerly Hall 8 Garden Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

Our nation’s incarcerated youth are arguably our most marginalized and forgotten population. While some in our nation continue to facilitate equity conversations, the reality is bleak: Children of color, children of poverty, children with special needs, and children who identify as LGBTQ-NC, are disproportionately represented within our juvenile “justice” system.  And, without a high-quality education program while incarcerated, their growth and potential for excellence are further hindered. Frederick Douglass once said, “If a man is without education…he is a poor prisoner without hope…Education, on the other hand, means emancipation.”  It’s time to emancipate all our youth; and, that means we must provide every child with a high-quality education! Led by Lynette Tannis, an expert on juvenile justice education and adjunct lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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