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 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.
Amachi Central Kentucky 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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