SLU undergraduate students can attend an information session on becoming involved with the Saint Louis University Prison Education Program from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in Room 332, Xavier Hall.
The session will cover the educational opportunities the program provides and the ways in which students can contribute to its efforts.
The Saint Louis University Prison Education Program is a Jesuit-inspired initiative that provides access to liberal-arts education for incarcerated people and prison staff in the greater St. Louis region. Its programming provides intellectually stimulating educational experiences that foster human connection, cultivation of the imagination and resources for personal growth.
The program’s goal is to create a college in prison and a pipeline from prison to college by establishing the foundations of a learning community, one that prepares people living and working in prison to lead intellectually rich and creative lives. The program also engages with the community to effect shifts in public discourse about incarceration in an effort to make all communities places where everyone can thrive.