Exchange for Change provides opportunities for creative and intellectual engagement. We believe in the value of every voice and give our students an opportunity to express themselves without the fear of being stigmatized. When everyone has the ability to listen and be heard, strong and safe communities are formed.
Collaboration is our emphasis. Students on the outside anonymously partner with imprisoned writers to foster empathy and create opportunities for individual and social change. This allows both sides to learn from the knowledge and experiences of their writing partners all while realizing the value of the events in their own lives. With a pen and paper students can become agents of change, across different communities, in ways they may otherwise have never encountered.