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All Roads Lead to College

"Queen Mother" Reverend Helen Sinclair (right) - National Director of Jessie "Ma" Houston Prison Outpost of Rainbow Push Coalition and Director of the Board of The Freadom® Road Foundation - was inducted into the Wendell Phillips Academy High School Hall of Fame on...

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I never had been so truly free in my life

This statement from The Autobiography of Malcolm X expresses what reading meant to him while he was incarcerated in Norfolk Prison. ANNOUNCEMENT This version of our logo will be used to identify and highlight our materials, programs, and services relating to the...

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From Jail to Yale

In this video Charles "Roc" Dutton encourages imprisoned young African American men to put prison behind them and make their lives count by getting connected to their humanity and preparing for the struggles their freedom will entail. In his internet biography, we...

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Kids Need Freadom® “Kids Need Kiwanis!”

Our recent distribution of bountiful baskets of books pictures the first of many enjoyable moments for one of our new families in our Freadom® Families program. In collaborative partnership with family support organization Family Focus Englewood, families - with at...

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Twenty Million Dollar Secret in a Song

A young child once asked Mr. Rogers, "What do you do with the mad that you feel?" Fred Rogers' response to that child - really to all children, of all ages - became a short song. That song gently validates the child's emotion of anger, gives guidance on how to vent...

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Anything is possible?

How did a wrongfully convicted 14 year old go from being scared and hopeless to being free and feeling "Anything is possible"? "By any other name" he traveled The FREADOM® Road! Follow John Bunn's incredible journey in the Resources section of our...

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Poems by Heart

Memorizing great poetry is perennially recommended by educators. This recommendation is especially important for the incarcerated self-made scholar. Chicago's legendary entrepreneurial educator Marva Collins encouraged students "to memorize famous poems of their...

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EDUCATION STARTS WITH A BOOK

Queen Mother Reverend Helen Sinclair -ordained worldwide minister, National Director of Jessie "Ma" Houston Prison Outpost of Rainbow Push Coalition, and one of our Board members - once commented that "In prison, education is often a do it yourself proposition"....

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Prayer is Practical

Studies have shown that the act of praying benefits the one who prays in terms of emotional and even physical well being - regardless of the person's faith affiliation. Written by internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and media personality Marianne Williamson,...

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It’s Not Over Until You Win

Les Brown, preeminent motivational speaker, media personality, and an author has a history of inspiring people from all walks of life, ethnicities, genders, and ages. His own life is the model for his winning philosophy and advice. Born into poverty, raised by a...

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Shortcut to Transformation

This book - first published in 1991 - is a classic in the field of self-awareness and personal transformation. It has been acclaimed by many - including iconic NBA coach Pat Riley, actor Martin Sheen, best selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,...

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