Andy Soper is the Project Coordinator of the Manasseh Project. After earning a Master’s Degree in Popular Culture from Bowling Green State University, he taught at BGSU and Cornerstone University before beginning work with abused and neglected children in both Residential and Community Programs at Wedgwood Christian Services. He currently develops programming to address the commercial sexual exploitation of minors.
Until last January, the most accurate fact I had about my biological father, Jim, was that he did an incredible Grover impression. He would throw his head back, shake his arms, and call to my sister and I as he ran down his apartment hallway toward our chairs in the kitchen. All the other information... July 20th, 2012 | Essays, Featured | Read More
The room couldn’t have been more than 6 x 6. A round table was squeezed in with three blue chairs positioned randomly around it. Juvenile Detention is stark. My friend, Leslie, and I sat waiting for a 16-year-old girl to be brought to the visitation room.
Arranging myself in the corner, I... July 13th, 2012 | Essays, Featured | Read More