Making a Difference

About Us

THE BEGINNING

 This all began by a personal encounter with the struggle of making ends meet while a family was divided by bars. So many fail to notice the monumental need that children have while their parents are incarcerated to be integrated into the same opportunities as their peers. More importantly, we can fail to realize how this division effects our children’s lives and how it will undoubtedly, without help, effect our children’s futures.

OUR STORY

 The Fair Chance Project Inc. started in the hearts of My Husband, Nolan and mine. Nolan is currently doing a life sentence in a Georgia State Prison. We have a 19 year old son and a 13 year old daughter. We know personally the effects of having a parent incarcerated. We saw the need for these children. We believe that there's no need to talk about it, because the truth of what one says lies in what one does.

KEY FACTORS TO SUCCESS

1) Caring And Consistent Relationships


2) Engaging School And Community Settings


3) Reachable Goals  


4) Positive Support        

How Does This Effect You?

Who IS Effected

 

  • 1 in 9 African American children have a parent incarcerated
  • 1 in 28 Hispanic children have a parent incarcerated
  • 1 in 57 White children have a parent incarcerated
  • About 15-20% of children entering the child welfare system have incarcerated parents

How Are They Effected?

 

  • 2.7 million children have a parent in prison. That is 1 in 28 children
  • Without intervention 70% of these children will later end up incarcerated
  • Approximately 10 million children have experienced incarceration at some point in their lives

Mental Issues Commonly Suffered

 

  • 2.7 million children have a parent in prison. That is 1 in 28 children
  • Without intervention 70% of these children will later end up incarcerated
  • Approximately 10 million children have experienced incarceration at some point in their lives
  • Aggression
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Delinquency
  • Rejection
  • Low self esteem
  • Withdrawal

HOW TO HELP

sponsor a child To Play A Sport

Athletics provide opportunities for lessons in teamwork, self-discipline, respect and integrity.

tUTOR a cHILD

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 Seeking a tutor to circumvent falling grades can build academic success in the future, and the child will enjoy school more as a result.  Tutors provide academic assistance and support, which can help anyone who is struggling with a difficult subject. Since tutors often act as academic mentors, there are many ways they can provide help for the child.  

Sponsor A Child To Play An Instrument

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There’s little doubt that learning to play  a musical instrument is great for developing brains.

Science has shown direct evidence that music training has a biological effect on children’s developing nervous systems. 

Be An Accountability Partner

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What is an Accountability Partner? 

An Accountability Partner is a person who coaches another person to help the other person keep a commitment. Is this you? 


Give a christmas Gift or birthday gift

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give a monetary Donation

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Find out more

1ST Annual Fall festival November 2018

The Fair Chance Project hosted their 1st Annual Fall Festival thanks to New Vision Baptist Church in Dallas Ga for allowing us the privilege of having it there. Lots of games and fun!   

Video

 All this little boy wanted was a bike from his daddy for his birthday. The Fair Chance Project was able to assist his father, who is incarcerated, to be able to make this happen. Building and strengthening relationships one child at a time! 

Raising Money by running the savage race

Tori Boatright has been effected by having a parent incarcerated since she was 14 months old. She loves to support The Fair Chance Project so that kids know that just because their parent (s) may be locked away they are still loved by others as well. She wants to stop the Stigma!! 

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