The epidemic of incarceration in the United States has left 2.7 million children without access to stable parenting because one or both parent(s) is behind bars. These children face some of life’s harshest challenges, including poverty, violence and the stigma of family instability. This experience places children at a higher risk for mental health issues, limited opportunities for education, alcohol and drugs abuse and aggressive behavior.
The mission of EKWIP is to rescue children from underachievement and intergenerational incarceration by improving the opportunities, skills and resources that allow them to see what the world has to offer, in ways that they can see themselves in it and the extent to which they want to succeed. We work in partnership with both public and private sector organizations in communities across the US to deliver positive outcomes for young people who need support.