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Juvenile Home makes strong impact on girls

January 5, 2014
Rebekah Frumkin, Iowa City , Times-Republican

I am a student at the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, and from August through December of last year I helped facilitate a weekly creative writing group on the Iowa Juvenile Home campus as a part of the Iowa Youth Writing Project. I can say with full confidence that these girls were some of the best students I've ever had the privilege to teach. They were endlessly creative, intelligent and compassionate to a fault: when one student was nervous about reading her story or poem, the others would encourage her; when she finished reading, she'd be met with enthusiastic applause.



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