The mission of Women Wonder Writers (WWW) is to break the cycle of victimization and abuse through education, empathy & expression, through a range of services, including cultural arts, literacy and social-emotional learning (SEL), rehabilitative and restorative justice programs, trainings, and community/parent engagements. We adapt to the needs of our students and their families faced with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including those impacted by incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline.
WE HAVE SERVED OVER 800 STUDENTS WITH the write of your l!fe, our signature CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAM IN JUVENILE HALLS, PRISONS, COMMUNITY CENTERS, FOSTER HOMES, ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION SITES & SCHOOLS.
WE HAVE SERVED OVER 2,000 COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH MULTI-CULTURAL EVENTS INCLUDING ART SHOWS, SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCES, EXPOS, AND DADDY-DAUGHTER PAINT DATES BRINGING AWARENESS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, bullying, CHILD ABUSE, AND SEX TRAFFICKING.
WE HAVE TRAINED OVER 1,000 EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS IN CULTURAL ARTS, TRAUMA-INFORMED practices, IMPLICIT BIAS-CULTURAL PROFICIENCY, AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE.
What we do
We provide literacy, cultural arts & SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) programs inside juvenile detention facilities, prisons, and schools, case management services for youth courts, multi-cultural community engagements and parent engagements, and trainings. Click below to learn how we serve those impacted by adversity, including the school-to-prison pipeline.
Let's break the cycle
Invest in our youth
It costs over $180,000 annually to incarcerate a youth and $1.7-$3.4 million over their lifetime including future offenses, while we serve our youth at just $2,125 per year with cultural arts programs.
Let's break it
The national recidivism rate is 75% but for those who participate in youth courts, the recidivism rate can drop to approximately 10%.
using our voice builds resilience
Since WWW's inception, we have provided over 800 students with trauma-informed arts-based creative writing, visual and performing arts programs, published over 20 anthology titles including from students in the world's largest juvenile and adult criminal justice system. Through our programs, students sketch self portraits, interpret historical quotes, write poetry and relapse prevention plans, deliver speeches, perform poetry readings, skits, spoken word, and songwriting.