Amachi is a West African word that means "Who knows but what God has brought us through this child." Amachi was created to serve some of the most at-risk children in our society - children of current and former prisoners. Currently there are approximately 2.5 million children nationally who fall in this category.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Missouri (BBBSAM) matches children of incarcerated parents with a Big Brother or Big Sister in meaningful one-to-one mentoring relationships in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Corrections and six Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the state.Children of incarcerated parents are at high risk of one day becoming imprisoned themselves. BBBSAM works to break the cycle of incarceration.
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder has been a strong advocate for Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Missouri. On July 7, 2008 Lt. Governor Peter Kinder announced a partnership between BBBSAM and the Tour of Missouri. In addition to enhancing awareness of BBBSAM by selecting it as the official beneficiary of the Tour, all charitable activities throughout the seven day race will benefit the program for children of incarcerated parents.
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