F.L.O.W.

Since 2005, New Earth has been teaching  F.L.O.W. (Fluent Love of Words) throughout youth detention facilities,  LAUSD schools, group homes, and at our Arts & Leadership Center to youth ages 13-25. Our flagship poetry and music program focuses on inspiring young people to discover and craft their inner voice, share their experiences, and express themselves through art. F.L.O.W. uses a project-based learning curriculum that teaches students about the structure of poetry and then guides them to tell their own stories through poetry pieces. They then create musical beats and record their poetry to the beats. Once the music is recorded, students learn how to edit and engineer their own songs. Each module concludes with a showcase where students share their work in a public group of peers and facility staff. The class promotes literacy and enhances writing skills through English writing, reading comprehension, and critical thinking instruction based on the California Language Arts Standards of education.

“JAIL IS  NOT THE ANSWER. THERE’S A BETTER WAY FOR KIDS STUCK IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM TO TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES.”

—Harry Grammer

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of F.L.O.W. participants increased their GPA

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of F.L.O.W. participants increased their capacity for leadership

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of F.L.O.W. participants increased their ability to manage emotions

The Muse

The Inside Wants to Get Out.

 This stunning  poetry anthology is written by New Earth youth from 8 sites across LA County. New Earth’s F.L.O.W. program is taught behind the walls, in the classrooms, and now on Zoom. F.L.O.W youth share their words and their worlds while incarcerated at Camp Kirby, Central Juvenile Hall, Barry J Nidorf Juvenile Hall, Campus Kilpatrick, and enrolled at Zane Grey High School or the New Earth Arts & Leadership Center. Read The Muse

MEET JAYLIN ROBINSON

our F.L.O.W. Studio / Alumni Coordinator 

Jaylin oversees the day to day activity in the New Earth Arts & Leadership Center’s recording studio.  He’s responsible for managing studio appointments and the use of the studio for programming.  Jaylin also assists students in recording and building their musical portfolios.

Jaylin met Dr. Harry Grammer in a F.L.O.W class while he was incarcerated as a teen at Camp Miller, a now-closed detention facility located in Malibu. Once Jaylin was released from the camp he stayed connected to New Earth and enrolled in our programs. Since then, Jaylin graduated from high school at New Earth, received all of our services, and went on to become employed with us, operating the onsite F.L.O.W studio located at our Arts & Leadership Center.

MEET JAYLIN ROBINSON

our F.L.O.W. Studio / Alumni Coordinator 

Jaylin oversees the day to day activity in the New Earth Arts & Leadership Center’s recording studio.  He’s responsible for managing studio appointments and the use of the studio for programming.  Jaylin also assists students in recording and building their musical portfolios.

Jaylin met Dr. Harry Grammer in a F.L.O.W class while he was incarcerated as a teen at Camp Miller, a now-closed detention facility located in Malibu. Once Jaylin was released from the camp he stayed connected to New Earth and enrolled in our programs. Since then, Jaylin graduated from high school at New Earth, received all of our services, and went on to become employed with us, operating the onsite F.L.O.W studio located at our Arts & Leadership Center.

“Before joining New Earth, I was at risk of being homeless and about to turn to crime to make ends meet. I had been in and out of jail, which impacted my family in a big way. The struggles I faced made me want to give up. New Earth’s program changed my life. I wanted an opportunity to get closer to my dreams and pursue a career path. I have learned patience and how to work with people and I am proud to say that I have moved forward in life and I’m now on the right path. Hopefully, I will get to run my own studio one day and make music in a self-owned space. For me, a job is much more than a paycheck – it has helped me elevate my goals and see that there is something I’m working towards in life.” – Jaylin Robinson, F.L.O.W. Studio/Alumni Coordinator

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