Pure Heart is dedicated to providing wraparound programs that specifically addresses the needs of our scholars. All of our programs have been designed based on national systemic research around mass incarceration and generational incarceration. The well-being of our scholars is the driving force of the program we offer. 



Pure Heart Foundation was designed to break the cycle of generational incarceration by providing wraparound programs that will strategically benefit the child of an incarcerated parent, each scholar a part of Pure Heart will be seen, heard, supported and encouraged through life despite their defaulted  circumstance. Pure Heart Foundation has designed an approach to develop our youth that will ensure they are able to perform at their best capacity called the Integrated Approach to Youth Development (IAYD):






IAYD includes six critical pillars that we believe will increase the likelihood of them breaking the cycle of incarceration.




Being a


Being a scholar is like being a part of a big family. You’ll be surrounded by adults and other scholars who understand the struggles of having an incarcerated parent. Our staff will encourage you. 

Are you


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

Step 1


If you are eligible, it's time to reach out to us! Send us an email or contact us by phone. The next step will be to communicate with our onboarding coordinator.

Step 2



Our onboarding coordinator will contact you by phone and tell you more about Pure Heart. 

Step 3

At the end of this call you’ll be asked to complete the form below “Register a Future Scholar.” The onboarding coordinator will then have you and your family join a welcome call which happens at the end of every month! That’s where you’ll move forward and get all the information regarding services and activities!