POPS the Club

POPS provides support to teens so that they can effectively move through the challenges they experience as a result of having a justice-involved loved one. Through trauma-informed, arts-based programs, POPS creates a safe space where teens can transform stigma and shame and thrive academically, socially, and emotionally, now and as adults.


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  • LEARN ·2021 Grants Challenge

    POPS the Club POPScast

    POPScast is a podcast made by and for teens to explore and discuss the realities of ways the criminal justice system impacts their lives. Teen hosts explore this impact through discussion, expert interviews, call-ins, calls to action and poetry, spoken word, visual arts, and music. Focused on a slice of life approach, POPScast will explore a different theme each week and like POPS the Club, celebrates and honors teens’ voices, visions and ideas and creates a community of learning and support.

  • PLAY ·2020 Grants Challenge

    POPS the Club

    POPS the Club provide arts-based healing for underserved Los Angeles youth with justice-involved loved ones. Students will have the opportunity during lunchtime meetings to gain the skills and tools to heal the stigma and pain of the prison system while building the foundation for a productive and positive future. Students will create artwork and writing for publication and performance as well as a video documenting the project and performances to spread awareness about the effects of incarceration on young people.

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