Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2016
This description of Noran Sanford's work was prepared when Noran Sanford was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2016.
Noran believes that the major failing of our juvenile justice system is its inability to provide young people real opportunities to practice being different in their communities. Through GrowingChange and its “Flip the Prison” initiative, he is setting the standards for re-using shuttered state-owned prisons and giving local leaders, educators, legislators, law enforcement agencies, and young people themselves the opportunity and the tools to change their communities’ power structures and their lives.
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