Amachi Mentoring

Amachi is a nationally based program, specifically designed for children of the incarcerated, that originated in Philadelphia, in 2001. Amachi is an African word that means, Who knows what God has brought us through this child. Amachi of Central Kentucky began in 2004 and is located in Lexington. The program is based on “people of faith (and goodwill) mentoring children of promise.” WJRF offers Amachi of Frankfort.

Teen Outreach

Our middle and high school outreach programs are led by mentors that have weekly contact with their assigned kids. Programming includes:

  • Intensive Mentorship
  • Evidenced Based Curriculum
  • College and Career Planning
  • Youth-led Initiatives
  • Monthly Large Group Meetings
  • Educational and Experimental Field Trips

Inside Schools

We contract with OMAC, KRUSH, school counselors and staff, volunteers and others to bring curriculum based programming into elementary, middle and high schools in the community.

Inside Jails

We offer parenting classes for inmates, video visitation for families, A Familiar Voice reading program and others to keep our families connected during time of incarceration.

For Caregivers + Parents

We are here to support our families and that means offering support groups, training and programming for our caregivers.