Panhandle Promise Project

A CASE FOR SUPPORT

In 2014 the project was awarded the status of

501(c)(3) organization

OUR MISSION

Empowering children in the Texas Panhandle to overcome the challenges of parental incarceration

In the early 1990s the Episcopal Church started Happy Camp, a summer camp for at-risk children in the diocese of Northwest Texas.  Promise Camp was added in 2005 and focused specifically on children of the incarcerated, of whom there are over 15,000 in the diocese.   In 2011 the organization incorporated as Panhandle Promise Project so as to be able to expand services and reach beyond the Episcopal church for funding became. In 2012 the project was awarded the status of 501c3 organization and separated from the Episcopal Church. Mentoring and other services were implemented in 2013 in order to further impact the lives of the children.

OUR VISION

A community where children of incarcerated parents have the tools and resources to achieve their dreams and become contributing members of society

OUR ETHICAL GUIDELINES

  • Understands that labels can be both stigmatizing and beneficial, and so we value and celebrate the strengths each child brings to our culture and community
  • Believes that youth have the right to discover and experience healthy and positive role models
  • Recognizes each child goes through their own life journey of self-discovery with unique interests and beliefs
  • Pro-actively works toward fostering environments and opportunities that empower youth to develop pride and self-esteem
  • Works with youth to encourage interests and strengths in developing a bonding relationship with a mentor; therefore, fostering socially acceptable behavior
  • Works to educate the community to understand and support the needs of the youth
  • Values the participation, suggestions, and innovations of each member, and the practice of candid communication
  • We are committed to effective conflict resolutions which will promote organizational development
  • We will operate ethically, earnestly, and be accountable in every aspect of the Panhandle Promise Project

HELP & SUPPORT

According to Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (2014) there were 1,574,700 people in state and federal US prisons in 2013. 168,280 are in Texas state and federal prisons.  Of the 154,450 are males and 13,830 are females. Resources For PPP

EDUCATION

Panhandle Promise Project’s goal is to break the cycle of incarceration. We aim to nurture, honor, and empower children, and families with the stigma of incarceration by educating, developing positive relationships, and providing activities that incorporate the children into the community.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS IN AMARILLO TEXAS

Panhandle Promise Project collaborates with various agencies in the local community. The Panhandle Promise Project understands the need to work with other agencies to effectively serve the population. The following are community businesses that have collaborated or supported the Panhandle Promise Project.

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SUCCESS

STORIES:

It is early to tell the long-term effect of this program, but we have some good indications that it is providing a wonderful service.  One of the outcomes is the friendships that have developed among the families served.  Each monthly activity is like a reunion, with hugs and information sharing and signing of cards for those who may be ill.

 

Another indication is Clothing closet - The families of the Promise Project pulled together and started a clothing exchange so that children without resources to buy clothing can trade their outgrown clothing with other youth in the program.

PANHANDLE

PROMISE

PROJECT

MENTORING AT RISK CHILDREN TO THRIVE

P.O. Box 8583

Amarillo, Texas 79114

Tel (806) 414-2864