College Behind Bars
Education can be a game-changer for people behind bars. While incarcerated, many people complete their High School GED. Once this is achieved, prisoners may apply to a college course program administered by Boston University. College Behind Bars is a mentoring program that helps prisoners earn their college degrees.
Each prisoner is supported by a team of four to six volunteers who stay in touch with one another, and work together to support their assigned prisoner. In addition, Trinity's College Behind Bars team meets monthly for a potluck dinner.
College Behind Bars prepares volunteers to engage with prisoners. You will be provided guidelines for everything from writing an introductory letter to what to expect during your first visit to a prison.