Speaking Volumes directly supports Pongo’s work of inspiring healing and growth in the lives of youth coping with trauma. Pongo is growing, so that young people across the country can experience the same self-discovery and insight that we've inspired through Pongo poetry mentorship programming.
Pongo's certification program is our plan to do that. Through certification, Pongo will empower educators, counselors, and community leaders across the country with the knowledge, skills, tools, and support to create new writing projects using our evidence-based poetry writing methodology. By the end of 2024, Pongo will inspire 40 new poetry writing projects through our certification program. With your support, Pongo will create a national network of therapeutic poetry programs, sharing the transformative power of creative expression with vulnerable youth in need of healing.