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Embrace It is a non-profit organization that acts on the needs of children and parents that have been affected by incarceration. Within this organization, Embrace It, will provide financial assistance for academic/extracurricular endeavors, advocacy for children in and out of the classroom, as well as bringing awareness to the resources within our community. Our main goal is to provide this demographic of students with the same opportunities as their peers, so that they too can and will succeed.
WHY YOU'RE NEEDED
The American criminal justice system incarcerates at a rate without equal in the modern world. In the United States today, there are approximately 700 prisoners per 100,000 residents.
Nearly 3.6 million parents are under some form of correctional supervision, including parole. Of these parents, almost 1.1 million are incarcerated in federal, state, or local jails.
Over 50% of the children of incarcerated parents had school problems, such as poor grades or instances of aggression
Youth with incarcerated parents are 33% more likely to have speech or language problems—like stuttering or stammering—than otherwise similar children whose fathers have not been incarcerated.
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