SUCCESS STORIES

The People That Continue to Make a Difference

 
Ferial Pearson

When Ferial Pearson first attended the Freedom Writers Institute (FWI) in the summer of 2010, it was immediately clear what an incredible teacher she was.

Erin Gruwell is Honored By PBS

On April 9th, Erin Gruwell was honored by PBS SoCal for her work with students, teachers, and in education overall.

Precious Symonette

Freedom Writer Teacher Precious Symonette has always been a dedicated educator.

Erin’s Trip to Israel

Erin Gruwell has traveled to every state in the US and to numerous international destinations to share her story of success.

Ferial Pearson

When Ferial Pearson first attended the Freedom Writers Institute (FWI) in the summer of 2010, it was immediately clear what an incredible teacher she was. Her passion for education and her students came out every time she spoke about her job. Some say that teaching is not a career, but a calling. We believe that this amazing woman has definitely found her calling in the classroom.

 

Read about how Pearson became a two-time teacher of year. READ FULL ARTICLE 

 


Erin Gruwell is Honored By PBS

On April 9th, Erin Gruwell was honored by PBS SoCal for her work with students, teachers, and in education overall. She was commemorated alongside the Fred Rogers Company at the 8th annual gala.

 

Read more about the exciting night here.

 

See the video PBS SoCal made for Erin here

 

 


Precious Symonette

Freedom Writer Teacher Precious Symonette has always been a dedicated educator. She has so much enthusiasm for her students and everything they create. This year Symonette is being celebrated for what she has created, a safe and fun classroom.

 

Learn more about Symonette’s stellar year here

 


Erin’s Trip to Israel

Erin Gruwell has traveled to every state in the US and to numerous international destinations to share her story of success. Last year Erin had the opportunity to make her first journey to Israel.

 

Erin Gruwell writes about her trip to Israel.  Read More