Amachi Pittsburgh has been on a mission since 2003 to make children of incarcerated parents and their families whole. The first 10 chapters of their story highlights their commitment to reach these children of promise with open hearts and hands to guide, nurture and share the gift of time through one on one mentoring, family strengthening and youth leadership development programs.
The proven results of Amachi Pittsburgh demonstrates that young people are in fact breaking the cycle of inter-generational incarceration. Based on the national, evidence-based Amachi program model, Amachi Pittsburgh works with a unique network of secular and faith-based partners to strategically provide encouragement, guidance, and support to vulnerable children, ages 4-18, and their families, both during the time of incarceration and through the transition period following a parent’s release.
On Oct. 16, at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the 10 year story of Amachi Pittsburgh was told. Mentors, mentees and special guests celebrated 10 years of empowering young people to thrive.
The VIP reception was hosted by former Pittsburgh Steeler Mel Blount and his wife, TiAnda Blount, of the Mel Blount Youth Home.
Guests enjoyed line dancing and a special presentation presented by the youth of Amachi Pittsburgh.