Amarillo camp mentors kids with incarcerated parents
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:42:20 GMT —
T he Panhandle Promise Project of Amarillo is a non-profit dedicated to mentoring kids who have at least one incarcerated parent. The annual summer camp hosted a record 35 kids this year part of the 4-day summer camp.
"We have hiking, life skills, tons of arts and crafts and lots of archery," said Camp Director Melisa Martinez.
said these kids enjoy a busy schedule full of fun and learning and the camp is a great way to keep these kids minds off their home life.
"It's a project where we take kids with incarcerated family members and we try to break the cycle and give them a different outlook and reach on life," said Martinez.
The kids spend each of the 4 days simply being kids.
"A lot of times they don't want to go home and being with everybody and the fellowship and the stress-free area," said Martinez.
The relationships made at this camp don't end here. After the camp is over the kids will continue being part of the year-long mentorship program through the Promise Project.