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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.

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.

 Download this brochure to learn more.

Donate by Check

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

Pongo Poetry Project
130 2nd Ave N, #3068
Edmonds, WA 98020

Pongo has a series of committees, each tasked with leading a specific area of our work. Committee members make plans, monitor progress, report on their findings, and make recommendations to our Board of Directors based on their work. Serving on a committee is an exciting opportunity to help Pongo execute on our work of sharing the healing power of poetry writing with vulnerable youth across the country. 

Learn more about committee openings here

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. 

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