OUR SCHOLAR PROGRAMS
We Have Heart Mentoring
We Have Heart mentoring was designed to give our scholars a 1:1 mentoring experience that will embrace, empower, and positively navigate them through their life journey while investing in their future.
of inmates said a
“positive role model.”
Our Founder entered over 75 prisons throughout the country and asked current inmates what’s one thing that possibly could've prevented their incarceration.
Mentor Match: We will match our scholars with mentors, provide a 12-month curriculum mentorship guide and track interactions and communication with mentee and mentor.
Provide Training: Trauma informed tailored around incarnation, Culturally incompetence, Restorative practices, Communication
BECOME A MENTOR
If you’re someone who loves working with youth we want to encourage you to become a mentor! Mentoring is part of the foundation that makes up Pure Heart. Mentoring a scholar means chatting or video chatting with them using our dedicated scholar chat software, meeting up with them for a socially distanced activity, checking up on how they’re feeling or how their homework is coming along, and so much more.
With guidance and support from our mentorship specialist, you can decide how you would like to interact with your mentee and make the most of your time with us!
REQUIREMENTS FOR MENTORS
■ At least 21
■ Lives in metro Detroit
■ Must complete a screening and training
■ Abide by all policies and procedures
■ commit to pledging your time to PH and scholars
■ Commit to documenting your interactions with a scholar
■ Spend 4 hours a month with a scholar
SEE MORE PROGRAMS
We want our Scholars to thrive educationally. Focusing on our Scholars academic enrichment increases the opportunity for advancement in their education and future career endeavors. Children of incarcerated parents have a greater chance of breaking the cycle of incarceration if they successfully complete high school.
Mental Health & Wellness
We The psychological devastation a child faces from losing their parent to incarceration can cause emotional and behavioral imbalances. The emotional well-being of our scholars is the core of our Holistic Model.
When a child communicates and visits their parent while incarcerated, the child is least likely to have abandonment barriers, behavioral, and comprehension barriers. Family Reunification is a critical component to our holistic model because it helps improve, heal and reunify our scholars and their incarcerated parents.
Recreational & Arts
Recreational & Arts allows our scholars to socially develop while interacting with their Pure Heart friends and community. Children of incarcerated parents often feel isolated, alone and unrelatable. This program provides normalcy and it shields them from their reality through fun, engaging and life rememberable experiences.
Cycle Breaker Initiative
The Cycle Breaker Initiative is our Pure Heart Alumni group designed to support our scholars after high school graduation. In addition, we now accept scholars ages 18-25 that have a parent incarcerated to offer additional support.