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Our mission is to engage youth in writing poetry to inspire healing and growth.

Illustration by Alexa Strabuk

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Pongo Poetry Project invites you to join us in sharing the healing power of poetry with youth who have experienced trauma by making a donation today.

Pongo Poetry Project is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations to Pongo are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Donate by Check

Please make checks payable to “Pongo Poetry Project” and mail them to:

Pongo Poetry Project
153 14th Ave, #5
Seattle, WA 98122

Pongo Poetry Mentors volunteer their time to work with youth in writing heartfelt, personal poetry. As a Pongo mentor, you will help youth write about their difficult experiences; and you will experience writing that is sometimes sad, but also a source of excitement, pride, and healing for the youth. Our volunteers find the work touching, enlightening, and enlivening — and a benefit to their careers in counseling, teaching, and community service. Empowered by their time with us, Pongo volunteers have gone on to start their own poetry projects.

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Pongo can work with your organization, school, or extracurricular program to offer poetry mentorship programming for the youth you serve. Additionally, Pongo schedules trainings on a rolling basis to share our methodology with organizations and other groups interested in adopting our trauma-informed approach. 

Download this brochure to learn more