Educators who teach courses in the Inside-Out model often report how deeply satisfying their experiences are. In the words of one professor, “There is nothing in the world I would rather be doing.” Students as well express gratitude for these unique learning experiences, in which all voices are heard and valued, and social divides are bridged. After the completion of an Inside-Out course, many students and educators walk away with a greater commitment to working toward a society that is more just and humane. The following videos include testimonials from educators, students (both incarcerated and non-incarcerated), corrections officials, and other civic leaders. To find out how to get involved, visit one of the following pages:
Founder and Executive Director Lori Pompa talks about her experience of teaching in The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program.
In this TEDx talk, professors and students from Ohio State University discuss the power of the Inside-Out approach to education.
A short documentary on The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program produced with the support of the University of Oregon’s Robert D. Clark Honors College
A short documentary featuring students, faculty, correctional personnel involved in an Inside-Out partnership with the University of Michigan – Dearborn.
Philosophy professor Dominica Kimberly Moe talks about her experience of teaching philosophy and community service classes through DePaul University. Click here to find out more.
Psychology professor Amanda Zelechoski talks about her experience of teaching Inside-Out courses through Valparaiso University.
“Learning is like a journey through an unknown land full of wonders. Around every corner there is a feeling of discovering something new. Learning something new is like growing up in a southern climate and traveling to a northern one and seeing snow for the first time.”
(Inside Participant and Think Tank Member)