Mission: Amachi Pittsburgh empowers young minds to overcome the challenges of parental incarceration and to reach their full potential.
Target demographics: children and families impacted by parental incarceration
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 youth through one-on-one mentoring and an additional 150 families through family strengthening and reunification support
Geographic areas served: Allegheny County
Programs: 1. One-on-one mentoring to help break the generational cycle of incarceration utilizing principles of positive youth development; 2. Family strengthening and reunification support to help children, families and incarcerated parents prepare for successful reunification when parents are reentering society; and 3. Youth leadership development and advocacy training to equip Amachi Ambassadors (ages 14-18) to use their powerful voices and compelling stories to champion their own cause and impact change.