Meet our 2022-2023 Scholars!
Pure Heart Scholars are children of incarcerated parents enrolled between the ages of ages 4-17, throughout the state of Michigan. In addition, we now serve scholars ages 18-24 though our Cycle Breaker Alumni Initiative.
We currently have
We currently have
high school graduation rate since its inception in 2015
Pure Heart has a
has successfully graduated high school and now called Pure Heart Cycle Breakers
Pure Heart has assisted each scholar with their expected academic matriculation.
of Pure Heart
have entered the criminal justice system
SCHOLAR STORIES & TESTIMONIES
"From the moment I enrolled my children into Pure Heart, they have wrapped their arms around me and family and there are no words to express how grateful we are for Pure Heart. My children miss their father so much and this program allows them to openly express how they feel without being judged. My family needed Pure Heart."
-Brandee Russell 2022 Newly Enrolled family
"I love Pure Heart and I always have fun! I am coming to the Scholars Center every day!"
-Donnie, PH Scholar
"I have been apart of Pure Heart for about 4 years now. It has impacted my life and made things easier for me. I’ve been on field trips, attended Pure Heart parties and I’ve even met the Detroit Pistons. The most impactful thing has been the resources that I’ve received to stay connected with my dad. Before Pure Heart, I had a hard time dealing with my feelings about my dad being away. Being Pure Heart has shown me that I am not the only one going through this and I don’t have to be ashamed or embarrassed about my dad being away. I am grateful for Pure Heart and Ms. Sherelle, and I hope Pure Heart is around for many years to help other scholars like me."
-Henry, PH Scholar
SCHOLAR JOURNEY TO BREAKING THE CYCLE
To be eligible for our scholar program, you have to meet the following:
Between the ages of 4-18 years old
Reside in the state of Michigan
Have a parent or caregiver incarcerated or recently incarcerated