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People of Faith Mentoring Children of Promise

There are over 7 million children facing the challenges and trauma associated with the negative effects/impacts of parental incarceration. This group of young people represents the highest risk youth in America. Without effective intervention these children are six times more likely to engage in negative behavior than kids not affected by incarceration. 

Our Call

Our Amachi initiative is based up the belief that our youth are filled with untapped potential and that mentors are crucial in helping to unlock the treasures which these youth possess. Sometimes referred to as the "silent victims of crime," children impacted by incarceration are often underserved. Amachi is a passionate response to the needs these youth.

Our Goal

Amachi aims to assist children affected by incarceration in achieving their highest potential by engaging them in consistent and committed mentoring relationships. Mentors commit to spending at least one hour per week with one young person participating in a variety of positive, goal-driven activities. 

Our Vision

Lexington Leadership Foundation believes in city transformation and our Amachi Initiative is a way to empower and encourage our "Children of Promise". Through mentoring we seek to develop our most vulnerable youth to create permanent, positive, city-wide transformation.

Child Eligibility Requirements:

  • Age 6-16

  • Spend one hour per week with mentor

For more information on enrolling your child to have a mentor, please call 859-389-8279 or email

Mentor Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum of 19 years old

  • Valid driver's license, auto-insurance, and reliable transportation

  • Spend at least one hour per week with child for minimum of one year

  • Pass background check

For more information on becoming a mentor, please call 859-389-8279 or email

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"A Father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling."

-Psalm 68:5

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Not Able to Be a Mentor, but Want to Support Amachi?


Here's How You Can Support Amachi!

  • Provide Tickets or Gift Cards for our mentors and mentees.

  • Invite Us to speak about or recruit mentors at your church, Sunday School class, Kiwanis club, etc.  

  • Host an Event for our children or mentors.  

Contact Maggie Middleton or call 859.389.8279

for more information.

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