Summary: Soy Autor targets at-risk youth and the most vulnerable populations of El Salvador and provides them an opportunity to overcome trauma through written expression and personal reflection. --- Soy Autor, a two-month writing program implemented by ConTextos, targets at-risk youth and those between the ages of 15 and 29 affected by the justice system in El Salvador through after-school centers, schools, prisons, and juvenile facilities. El Salvador and the surrounding regions suffer from high levels of violence and migration; to address this issue, Soy Autor uses reading and writing to help these youth confront trauma and alleviate poverty and violence in the country. ConTextos collaborates with El Salvador's ministries of educati...
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Description of Scale and Reach
The program is being expanded throughout the justice system at both adult and youth facilities. In 2014, because of Soy Autor's focus on personal development and healing through written expression, ConTextos also began implementing the program in gang prisons in El Salvador.