Nationwide, creative writing outreach programs serve marginalized groups in the community, empowering participants to regain a sense of control through non-verbal creative outlets. In striving to maintain the humanity and dignity of participants, pedagogies for underserved groups call for workshop facilitators to accompany rather than instruct. Using the group home adolescent population as an example, this article advocates for future alliances between the academy and the community to serve local at-risk populations. This collaboration will foster interdisciplinary cooperation and develop service learning coursework opportunities for positive social change.
"In the Group Home: Disenfranchised Youth and the Creative Writing Workshop as Intervention,"
Journal of Creative Writing Studies: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.rit.edu/jcws/vol3/iss1/3