POPS the Club

Radical in its simplicity.


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There’s much to celebrate as POPS clubs open in schools across the country. Our fifth anthology will feature work by students from Belmont to Baltimore, Santa Monica to Harrisburg, Culver City to Koreatown. Check out our latest news here.

What We Do

POPS the Club provides a space for high school students struggling with the Pain of the Prison System. We nourish, inspire and empower through conversation, community building and creative expression.

Impact The World

If you would like to donate by check, please make payable to POPS the Club and mail to: P.O. Box 10461, Marina Del Rey, California 90295.

OUR MISSION
Is to establish and sustain high school clubs for students who have been impacted in any way by the pain of the prison system.
Our clubs nourish, empower, and inspire through creative expression, emotional support, and development of community. We foster healing and empowerment among the students we serve, providing them with the tools and confidence to educate the broader community.
OUR VISION
No one shall struggle alone or bear the shame, stigma and sorrow too often connected to those who endure the pain of the prison system.

Dennis Danziger & Amy Friedman

POPS the Club Founders

Our POPS anthologies reflect the world in which the young people whose loved ones are incarcerated live, work and study.

Their words and artwork vividly illustrate what it is to grow up without a parent, a sibling, a favorite uncle or best friend. The young people of POPS the Club contribute to the vibrancy of their schools and communities through their eloquence, and our books will deepen your understanding.

Please help to support our work and broaden your understanding by purchasing copies.

News & Events

We organize a variety of events to help people learn about and get involved with POPS the Club.
From talks to charity drives to community service, this is where you can find out what’s going on, and sign up!

James De Larme

James De Larme, the POPS the Club teacher sponsor at El Camino Real Charter High, first learned about POPS from his wife, Karie DeLarme, who works with at-risk and homeless youth through LAUSD’s Homeless Education Department . Since the fall of 2016, James has led...

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Ocean Breeze By Daniel Ortiz

I feel the ocean breeze Kicking back and smoking bomb tree Thinking of this world as a killing disease Like the air for the Japanese I know I got no school degree Not middle or even elementary But f__ it, I’m doing just fine eating seeds My mom saying don’t leave mi...

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Life Changed by Nichole Landaverde

Regardless of the circumstances, what happened last year changed my life for the better. Walking towards the car where my mother was waiting after school on April 25, 2015, the sun felt warm on my shoulders. The sun was shining brightly at 3 o’clock. We drove off,...

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Get In Touch!

  •      P.O. Box 10461, Marina Del Rey, California 90295.
  •    info@popstheclub.com
  •     310.709.2484

Interested in bringing POPS to your community? Want to talk to us and share your story?
We would love to hear from you.