“We’re excited and honored to join forces with an organization like Children of Promise to change the lives of the children they serve. Young professionals understand first hand how a helping hand can be instrumental in becoming successful. We are glad to be able to use our network and resources to make a difference,”
”We are thankful to the JI Group and everyone who came out for this event. Children are very often the invisible victims who suffer when their parents are incarcerated. Our goal is to help them move past the trauma on to healthy lives as productive adults in society,” said Sharon Content, Founder and President, Children of Promise NYC.
Children of Promise, NYC has impacted the lives of more than 80 families serving more than 300 children since 2009. Each day, Children of Promise, NYC works to lessen the psychological and emotional effects of children whose parents are incarcerated through programs that include mentoring, academic assistance, recreational activities, and therapeutic services. They provide a positive environment for healthy development and social acceptance. More than 80,000 children have parents in the New York State prison system. And, over 50% of children with an incarcerated parent suffer from problems at school including poor grades and episodes of aggression. Without intervention, 70% of these children perpetuate the cycle of involvement in the criminal justice system.
Host Committee: Angel Deldrige, Sandra Garcia, Donald Gardner, Dr. Lee Gause, Gary Grant, Darian Hall, Latoya Henry, Jerrell Horton, Brandon Laurence, Pierre LeVeaux, (Board Member), Rashida Malcom, Jamarlin Martin, Tony Martinez, Ludwig Reimmer, Joel Rigueur Jr., Stephanie Roberts, Ryan Shaffer, Lakeith Taylor, Jerod Watson, Latoya Westbrook, George Wilson.
For more information about Children of Promise New York City go to www.childrenofpromisenyc.org. Please contact Latoya Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.382.4511 for photos from the event.