April 27th: Join Us for a Pongo House Party
We’re thrilled to invite you to learn about Pongo Poetry Project, a dynamic non-profit organization inspiring healing among youth in crisis through its highly effective, trauma-informed therapeutic poetry writing program.
On April 27th, you’ll have the chance to meet the amazing members of the Pongo community, learn about the need for Pongo’s work, and why poetry writing offers a uniquely effective way of supporting the mental and emotional well-being of young people in pain.
Light refreshments will be provided. We greatly hope you can join us!
- Co-Hosts: Amy Schlight, Sophia Hernandez
- Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
- Time: 6-8pm; brief program beginning at 6:40pm
- Location: The home of Amy Schlight: 10700 NE 4th St. Unit 3906 Bellevue, WA 98004
- Dress Code: Casual
If you’re driving, we recommend checking out the following parking options, each of which is within a five minute walk of Amy’s building:
Bellevue Park Plaza Parking Lot: 505 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Bellevue Connection Parking Garage: 550 106th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004
Follow the link below to RSVP!
Pongo Poetry Project is a 28-year-old non-profit whose mission is to engage youth in writing poetry to inspire healing and growth. Pongo was founded on the knowledge that poetry writing offers a unique vessel for healing from devastating trauma.
At the heart of our program is the Pongo Method, an evidence-based, trauma-informed technique for teaching poetry, created in collaboration with child psychiatrists, expressive writing therapists, and academics. Pongo has developed an approach to help youth write about painful life experiences – often for the first time – in a way that promotes insight and healing.