Who knows but what God has brought us through this child.

-African proverb

Mentoring only takes about an hour a week and has a lifetime of impact.

About Us




Amachi Central Kentucky was founded in 2003 as an initiative of Lexington Leadership Foundation.  Since that time we have matched over 600 children affected by incarceration and poverty with caring, adult mentors.

Amachi began with a grant provided by the Mentoring Children of Prisoners Project funding through the Department of Health and Human Services.  That funding was discontinued by DHHS in 2007, but our Board of Directors felt that the Amachi program was too important to let it end. Private and grant funding from a variety of sources have allowed the program to continue, including current grant sub-awards from Leadership Foundations and the Mid-Atlantic Network for Youth.

Amachi Partners

Amachi strives to be connected locally to many partners.  As a part of Lexington Leadership Foundation, we believe we are much stronger when connected and unified.  The following list identifies our local partners.  We celebrate the work they do to insure children and youth across our region receive love and support.

Bluegrass Youth for Christ

Angel Tree

Division of Community Corrections


Calvary Christian Church

Jeff Damron with UK College of Social Work