Programs on the Pongo Model
It is our hope that agencies learn the Pongo model for teaching therapeutic creative writing so that they can start their own writing programs. We are here to help with workshops, consultations, and free resources available on this web site. Here are stories of several wonderful writing programs that were founded on the Pongo model, including...
Pongo and The Cuentame Project.
The Cuentame Project is a writing program inside the girls juvenile detention center in San Salvador, El Salvador. This progam was founded by two North American women, Maria and Jenna. Maria Hoisington met with me and observed Pongo's work before launching this lovely program.
Pongo and Friends of the Children (King County).
Friends of the Children (King County) is an agency that provides mentoring to youth in difficult circumstances, providing 12 years of adult support to youth, all through their school years. Robin Brownstein is a children's psychotherapist and unpaid consultant to FotC. She approached Pongo, and we provided training to Robin and a group of FotC mentors and volunteers. Their work is inspiring.
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