First PEP Programming at Oregon's Only Women's Prison

The Prison Education Program recently facilitated our first series of workshops with the women at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. We held a two-part academic writing workshop, focused on developing arguments and supporting them with data. As we said in the advertisement, if it has ever felt like there’s a secret formula to good grades on essays...there is, and we’ll teach it. As a final meeting, we brought a larger group of outside student volunteers for a Communications and Public Speaking Workshop. We held quick “elevator pitch” speech practices, activities to share skills and experiences, and closing speeches that involved some anxiety but also deep insights and mutual support.  

We look forward to our next chance to engage with the women there!