Mentors volunteer time with children of incarcerated parentsFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Studies show children of incarcerated parents are likely to end up in the prison systems themselves.
By: Stephanie Goetz, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Studies show children of incarcerated parents are likely to end up in the prison systems themselves. There's a program in North Dakota trying to re-route those likely odds.
The program CHIPS provides a mentor to these kinds of kids. The group held an awareness gathering in Oak Grove Park. It's a statewide effort.
Mentors are asked to make a year long commitment and volunteer an hour a week.
"Kids who've gone through mentoring programs have shown improved test scores higher school attendance better behavior at home higher self esteem."
More than seven million children in the U-S have parents incarcerated, 70 percent will one day be in the same spot.