We've got to brag on our youngest volunteer Kalisha McBride and her sister Aashonti Butler (former Participant Pauline Butler's daughters).
This family is breaking many cycles in spite of what is statistically predicted for the children of women who have been incarcerated. In fact, according to the US Census, children with incarcerated parents face a greater risk of not completing high school. These young ladies have more than exceeded societal expectations.
Aashonti was awarded Student of the Year in Medical Technology at McKellar Technology Center before completing the Advanced Medical Technology program. From Kalisha's academic excellence to attending Eastern Mississippi Community College in the fall, THIS is the impact that effective re-entry programming has on future generations.
We are reducing recidivism so that mothers can be home to empower their daughters.