Reading for Life

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A Notre Dame-based program using literature to start conversations about virtues has generated what a National Public Radio (NPR) blog post has called “an incredible story about second chances for juvenile offenders.”

The program, “Reading for Life,” has been reaching out to young people through the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) of St. Joseph County, IN, for over five years. Developed and overseen by Dr. Alesha Seroczynski at Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI), Reading for Life was adopted as an alternative to community service and a way to reduce recidivism among adolescent offenders.

Watch the PBS interview with Prof. Alesha Seroczynski

Read more about Reading for Life at the Institute for Educational Initiatives

Visit the Reading for Life homepage


 by Daily Domer Staff

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