The Beat Within

The REACH program has partnered with the Beat Within, a nationally renowned magazine written by and for incarcerated youth to publish writings from San Bernardino juvenile hall. U of R students lead the Beat Within writing workshops, type and edit pieces and learn to understand the justice system through the eyes of young people in juvenile hall.

The Beat Within can change the ways incarcerated youth see themselves as writers and students. Teachers at juvenile hall report that now when they ask kids to write, they ask, “Can this get into the Beat?”

Hear the words of San Bernardino’s youth and learn about the juvenile justice system through the voice of young people living in it.