Pen or Pencil

Pen or PencilThrough a partnership with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice, FRCC is the affiliate in St. Louis-Gateway Region coordinating the Pen or Pencil Group Mentoring Program: Writing A New History.

Pen or Pencil (POP) is an acronym for the school to prison pipeline epidemic.

  • PEN stands for the penitentiary system, and PENCIL represents education.
  • The focus of this initiative is to increase academic achievement, decrease delinquency, and reduce anti-social behaviors in youth who are at greatest risk of disconnection.
  • Read the national POP fact sheet.
  • Read our article on some of the work we’ve done in Ferguson, MO: Take a Stand to Keep a Seat initiative

Pen or Pencil Brochure 2023

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FRCC is committed to developing Partnerships and Collaborations with organizations who share a mutual concern in impacting the lives of children, families, and communities – A catalyst for change.

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