Panhandle Promise Project
A CASE FOR SUPPORT
In 2014 the project was awarded the status of
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.
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
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
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.
Panhandle Promise Project provides a year round positive adult role model to assist the social and personal development of each child, setting a positive example and fostering the ability of the child to make ethical and moral decisions. This practice will provide the child the tools to make better life choices and become a contributing member of society.
Your generous support makes the Panhandle Promise Project Successful by providing funds for summer camps and mentorship of children in need. All donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a letter of acknowledgment for your records.
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.
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.