YOUTH PROGRAMS K-12

According to a study published in 2015 by Child Trends, some 5 million children, or roughly 7percent of all children living in the U.S, have a parent who is currently or previously incarcerated. Our children and youth programs focus directly on meeting the needs of children during the time their parents are incarcerated. Our goal is to reduce the pain and stigma experienced by children, improve communications between the child and the incarcerated parent(s), and make visitation with the incarcerated parent more child-friendly and less traumatic.

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Child Advocacy Mentoring Program

C.A.M.P

Custom and after-school programs provide K - 12 students with enrichment experiences, mentoring, and life skills development delivered in collaboration with our amazing partners.

The curriculum provides tools to develop fundamental skills:
 

• Communication tools

• Decision-making skills 

• Goal setting

2019 Overview and Impact Assessment

Child Advocacy and Mentoring Program

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A Better Day to
Climb

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

BEYOND BOUNDARIES

Grades 6 thru 12 ~ 8 Week Program
 

A better day to climb and Beyond Boundaries are exploring program collaborations to develop new and empowering ways to bridge the gap between parents and their kids after they have been separated.​

BUILD
~a~
BIKE
 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

VCU RAMBIKES

Grades 6 thru 12 ~ 8 Week Program
 

Our Build-A-Bike Workshop is dedicated to promoting bicycling as a safe, fun, efficient, and environmentally friendly transportation alternative for the kids in our Child Advocacy Mentorship Program.

ADULT PROGRAMS

According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, 70% of all incarcerated adults cannot read at a 4th-grade level, “meaning these adults lack the basic reading skills needed to navigate many everyday tasks or maintain lower (paying) jobs.”  This lack of basic literacy skills, which include reading, writing, and comprehension are necessary for securing a job when released from jail or prison.  This barrier can make reaching goals difficult and increase the chance of repeat offenders.

OPERATION
FREEDOM
PACKAGE

Returning citizens who register for Operation Freedom Package have access to workshops facilitated by experts in the fields of: 
 

  • Financial Literacy

  • Health Care Education 

  • Healthy living 

  • Cell Phone/ Smart Phone Training

BONDING BOX

PILOT PROGRAM
 

Needs Assessment and Creative Resource Programs

BUILD
-a-
MOM / DAD
 

The BAMW/ BADW will help to reduce recidivism rates, strengthen family bonds, and help formerly incarcerated parents to communicate effectively with their children. The Program also seeks to improve the child's behavior in school and help the parent become more productive in their family and community.