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IN KNOXVILLE, 4,400 CHILDREN
have at least ONE PARENT IN JAIL

Statistically, without intervention, these children are 70% more likely to follow in the same footsteps.

Amachi is helping to break this cycle.

We help children address barriers, impact their future and challenge the cycle of incarceration by providing them with friendship through a caring adult mentor.

Everyone benefits from having a friend. A person we can talk to, trust, and “do life” with. This is what mentoring looks like: friendship. Think about your own life, and the presence of parents, church leaders, teachers, coaches, scout leaders, mentors etc. These key relationships in our lives influence who we become.

BE A MENTOR
AMACHI [a-ma-chee]
Nigerian word meaning “who knows but what God has brought us through this child”

Amachi is a national program started in 2000 to serve the children of incarcerated parents.

Amachi Knoxville serves youth that could be facing parental incarceration, bullying, disconnection from positive adult role models and a host of other challenges that could negatively impact their future.

Amachi Knoxville’s mentors have been serving our community since 2004, engaging with kids, building relationships and being their biggest cheerleaders.

I NEED A MENTOR
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WHAT WE DO

1:1
MENTORING

1:1 MENTORING

One mentor (or one family unit) is matched with one child and from there it’s simple…Four to six hours per month makes a difference. One friendship, two lives changed.
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GROUP
MENTORING

GROUP MENTORING

Two or more mentors meet on site with a group of mentees (1:5 ratio) one hour per week during a full, 9 month academic year. Many friendships, many lives changed.
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KNOXVILLE AREA MENTOR INITIATIVE

KAMI

Knoxville Area Mentoring Initiative (KAMI) is a unique collaborative project that we started between 5 local mentoring organizations. Collaborative friendship, community changed.
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Meet Mihaela + Angel

Angel was a young girl when her father went to jail. She grew up quick and experienced many hardships for a girl her age. Angel became a mentee with Amachi Knoxville seven years ago and it isn’t just her life that has been forever changed…her mentor’s life as well.
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Calvin and Jordan

UPCOMING EVENTS

july, 2020

20jul5:30 pm6:30 pmAmachi Virtual Mentor Happy HourZOOM MEETING

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