POPS the club provides a space for high school students struggling with the Pain of the Prison Sytem. We offer a place to come together to share our stories and to hear the stories of others.
Too often shame and stigma silence both those with loved ones who are incarcerated and those whose lives have otherwise crossed paths with the justice system.
POPS the club vanquishes that shame and stigma and offers joy and wisdom, hope and friendship.
POPStheclub.com, Inc. is a registered California nonprofit. Our website and our publications are the hub linking P.O.P.S. clubs across the country.
Read about our origins here Zocalo Public Square
Read about our founders in Witness L.A.
Read Diane Lefer's powerful story on children with incarcerated parents LA Progressive
Listen to us in conversation with NPR's Madeleine Brand on Press Play POPS the Club
Read about us in the November issue of California Educator Magazine (pages 47-48)
Read Sarah D. Sparks's powerful story about the impact of parental incarceration and POPStheclub in the February edition of Education Week
Read about the impact of parental incarceration on children in Psychology Today
POPS the Club wishes to thank Tim Allen, Lowell Sanders, Frazer Smith and Jamie Masada at The Laugh Factory for making our first fundraiser so wonderful!
"POPS the club should be in every high school in California." -- Robert Barton, Inspector General of California