By Lt. Joseph Tuggle, AA/Public Information Officer
Folsom State Prison
Folsom State Prison (FSP) inmates in the Gavel Club, an Inmate Leisure Time Activity Group, raised more than $5,000 for at-risk youth.
The club promotes communication and leadership development. In February, a food sale raised $5,145.41, which was donated to 916 Ink of the Sacramento region. The donation will help with supplies and publishing costs to increase literacy skills for at-risk youth.
Since 2011, 916 Ink has led the effort to promote youth literacy in Sacramento by empowering at-risk youth through creative writing, thereby developing strong readers and inspired writers who lead a higher quality of life due to increased literacy skills and improved academics.
The non-profit organization has published more than 50 books, serving more than 1,700 young authors in the Sacramento region.
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Learn more about 916 Ink, https://www.916ink.org/