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With Josh and Colin from The Beat Within, Eastlake Juvenile Detention Center

With Josh and Colin from The Beat Within, Eastlake Juvenile Detention Center

 The Beat Within, Eastlake Juvenile Detention Center

The Beat Within’s mission is to provide incarcerated youth with consistent opportunity to share their ideas and life experiences in a safe space that encourages literacy, self-expression, some critical thinking skills, and healthy, supportive relationships with adults and their community. Outside of the juvenile justice system, The Beat Within partners with community organizations and individuals to bring resources to youth both inside and outside of detention. We are committed to being an effective bridge between youth who are locked up and the community that aims to support their progress towards a healthy, non-violent, and productive life.

The Beat Within is a division of Pacific News Service dba New America Media. NAM’s youth divisions — The Beat Within, YO! Youth Outlook, YO! TV, Silicon Valley De-Bug, The Know and Roaddawgz — create writings, illustrations and multimedia content that provide a window into youth culture.