Y-NOW, a Louisville-based YMCA program that has worked to help kids cope with those effects of having their parents incarcerated for the past 15 years, is now planning for its program expansion.
Y-NOW mentors young people, with ages 11-15, who have a parent that has been in jail. The program works by referring youth to a free program by their family, school or others. They are taught life skills for 10 months to help them graduate high school.
According to Y-NOW Mentoring Program Director Brittany Bryant, the program's mission is to break the cycle of incarceration. They hope to expand the program to serve older youth who are transitioning into adulthood.
Bryant adds that they want to expand the program because then youth still need help building essential adult skills, like writing a resume and doing laundry.
Planning for the program's expansion will commence in August when program alumni meet for a reunion. Read the Entire Article
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