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A Food Truck to Drive Change for Youth Just Out of Prison

One day, in her English class at East River Academy, a school for incarcerated youth on Riker's Island, Jordyn Lexton had her students reRegardless of what I was doing inside the facility, it wasn’t enough," she says. "I wanted to literally stop selling dreams and actually create channels for young people to have a successful reentry experience.”


One day, in her English class at East River Academy, a school for incarcerated youth on Riker's Island, Jordyn Lexton had her students read Langston Hughes' poem "Harlem (A Dream Deferred)." After the group discussion, one student asked if he could be an architect someday. She told him yes. Another student shouted, "Hell no! No disrespect, Miss, but you’re selling dreams."

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One day, in her English class at East River Academy, a school for incarcerated youth on Riker's Island, Jordyn Lexton had her students read...


One day, in her English class at East River Academy, a school for incarcerated youth on Riker's Island, Jordyn Lexton had her students read Langston Hughes' poem "Harlem (A Dream Deferred)." After the group discussion, one student asked if he could be an architect someday. She told him yes. Another student shouted, "Hell no! No disrespect, Miss, but you’re selling dreams."

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