|PEN OR PENCIL: Writing a New History Program|
The PEN OR PENCIL: Writing a New History Program (POP). The program blends history, social studies, civic education, economics and service learning standards into an experiential learning framework. The students will share in activities that invoke critical thinking and skills development. Participants will be motivated through productive peer influence to choose the road away from incarceration and toward the benefits of a quality education.
The Pen or Pencil: Writing a New History was created by the National Alliance of Faith and Justice. It is facilitated locally by Trinity Universal Center for Youth and Family Development and funded in part by the College of Lake County in partnership with the National Park Service program Journey to Greatness and Junior Ranger: Discovering the Underground Railroad.
The program utilizes the following modules: