Kyes Teaching Volunteers

The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project exists to serve the people of the state of Alabama, particularly those directly impacted by the prison system, their families, and their communities. In addition to classes and programs offered inside of state prisons, we are in the process of launching a Community Education Resources Center in Birmingham, Alabama that will provide classes and other supports for students returning to their communities. Stay tuned for more developments as we build that program.


Are you, a friend, or a loved one currently or formerly incarcerated? There are many ways for you to access our resources, including:


For more information, please call 334-844-8946 or contact us at apaepau@auburn.edu.


College Program Student

“The courses offered cover an expansive range of topics, providing a diversity of perspectives that encourages students to be more analytical and critical thinkers not only in the academic sphere, but also in their daily lives.”

College Program Student

“This program is one of the things that gives me hope for a better future.”

Community Education Program Student

“APAEP classes are the best—hands down. No other classes challenge me and push me past what I perceive as my limits.”