PATHfinder Club: A Voice For Loved Ones Affected by the Prison Sy

May 20, 2024
Hosted by Patricia Raskin

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Victor Trillo is a founding team member of The PATHfinder Club, and currently serves as the Program Coordinator, as well as co-author alongside Amy Friedman, Letica Longoria- Navarro and Victor Trillo Jr. of "Advice to 9th Graders". Recently merging with POPS the Club (Pain of the Prison System), The PATHfinder Club gives young people who too often feel as if they have to hide the truth about why their loved one is absent from their lives a voice and the freedom to express their visions. Working as a youth mentor, Victor employs his deep understanding of the impact of incarceration on individuals, first as the son of a man who was in prison throughout Victor's childhood, and later as a prisoner himself. At the age of 19, Victor received a Life sentence that was reversed after had been incarcerated for 21 years. Pathfinder Club's debut anthology, "Advice to 9th Graders", features personal essays, poems, drawings, and other creative expressions from teens on widely relatable topics, from peer pressure to homework to finding the courage to be yourself. Victor Trillo they will discuss the lifelong effects of growing with with a parent or loved one being incarcerated. For more information about the PATHfinder Network:

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