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Mentor A Parent

Through mentoring, education and support, Parenting With Purpose will bring healing, restoration and liberty to families affected by incarceration.

Mentor a Parent

A Volunteer Opportunity

A Brother’s Keeper (BK) or Sister’s Keeper (SK) is a mentor to an incarcerated or released father or mother. Matches are made once the parent has completed parenting classes through PWP.

The mentor is a source of emotional support, spiritual guidance, hope, and encouragement. Mentors serve as parenting coaches in assisting inmates as they parent their children from inside the prison and even after release, helping to maintain and strengthen parental commitment to be positive influences in the lives of their children.

Brother’s Keeper and Sister’s Keeper have developed a life of faith, integrity and personal maturity, and they genuinely enjoy encouraging parents in need of wise counsel and reassurance. Experience caring for children or experience as a parent also is very helpful. Volunteers should have the ability to accept and relate to parents who may not share their lifestyle, social/economic, or cultural background. PWP provides ongoing encouragement and staff support to all volunteers.

Get Involved…

  • Mentors will attend an orientation and then be introduced to a mom or dad who has been recently released from prison or jail
  • Once the mentor is matched with the released parent, they will be responsible for connecting with that parent through written correspondence, phone contact, and/or monthly visits
  • The volunteer applicant will be asked to sign a character covenant agreement
  • All BK and SK volunteers are required to pass state and federal background checks and attend a training session
  • Make a one-year commitment to the parent with whom they are matched

Mentor A Child

Through mentoring, education and support, Parenting With Purpose will bring healing, restoration and liberty to families affected by incarceration.

Mentor A Child

A Volunteer Opportunity

Mentoring a child through Parenting With Purpose is a life-changing opportunity for the child, their family and the mentor.  Enjoy quality time with a child, youth or young adult ages 5-25.  Mentors are encouraged to spend weekly time with their mentee in a variety of environments to build a relationship that will be remembered forever. Modeling healthy families, creating fun memories and teaching life skills are some of the ways PWP mentors are impacting the lives of children every day!

Every mentor match is same gender and formed naturally through prior interaction with interested youth in an activity or group setting. PWP trains mentors to meet and relate to the unique needs of prisoners’ children and provides ongoing encouragement and staff support to every mentor.

Get Involved…

  • Each mentor devotes at least two hours of weekly quality time to their mentee
  • Make a one-year commitment to their mentee
  • Attend our training sessions
  • Pass state and federal background checks
  • Sign a character covenant agreement
  • Mentors should have the ability to accept and relate to youth who may not share the mentors’ lifestyle, social/economic, or cultural background

“PWP helped me realize that I am valuable and I can be anything I want to be.”  -a child with an incarcerated parent

“They never gave up on me even when I pushed them away.  Now I know they love me.”  -a child with an incarcerated parent