LATEST PUBLICATION: The Least of These: Amachi and the Children of Prisoners (Click the title to download a free copy of the book.)
The Amachi mentoring organization was developed in 2000 to provide children impacted by incarceration with a different path by establishing the consistent presence of loving, caring mentors. Since the organization was created, there have been at least 350 Amachi-modeled programs in more than 250 US cities and all 50 states. To date, these programs have served more than 300,000 children.
In 2009, Amachi expanded to include all at-risk youth and developed an effective intermediary model that served more than 17,000 youth, created more than 200 jobs, formed more than 1,000 partnerships, and created 38 statewide coalitions throughout the three-year project.
The Amachi Expansion for Military and Civilian Familes (AEMCF) program was created in 2011 to serve youth from military families. Amachi Inc., in partnership with Dare Mighty Things, is working with the following mentoring organizations to carry out this work: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester (New York), Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star (Texas), Philadelphia Leadership Foundation (Pennsylvania), Pima Prevention Partnership (Arizona), and Urban Ventures (Minnesota).