Amachi, a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas, is a mentoring program which uses faith-based and secular partners to match children of offenders with adult role models to break the intergenerational cycle of incarceration.
“Amachi” is a word of Nigerian dialect that means “Who knows but what God has brought us through this child.” The program focuses on children ages 6 to 14 who have an incarcerated parent who are recommended by churches, schools, caregivers and parents in prison.
Having a dad or mom in prison can negatively affect a child's growth. Seventy percent of children of inarcerated parents will themselves, at some point, be incarerated, unless they have positive adult intervention.
To participate in DBA/Amachi Texas program, e-mail Mandy Klem at call (214) 288-3551. Please mention DBA when signing up! You can truly make a difference in the life of a child, ultimately helping your community in the process. Sign up today!