Maya Angelou Program Turns Imprisoned Teens Into ‘Scholars’

“What if the kids who needed it the most, got the best we had to offer?” 

Near Washington, DC a juvenile program for incarcerated youth has turned itself around, much like some of the inmates, thanks to poet, Maya Angelou. 60 teenagers study at the juvenile correctional center of the “Maya Angelou Academy.” Where there once were shackles and beatings, now there is emotional as well as intellectual growth for the inmates, who are called “scholars.”

Watch the NBCNews profile of this incredible program here:


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