Become a “Brother’s Keeper” or “Sister’s Keeper.”
A Brother’s Keeper (BK) or Sister’s Keeper (SK) is a mentor to an incarcerated or released father or mother. Matches are made once the parent has completed parenting classes through PWP.
The mentor is a source of emotional support, spiritual guidance, hope, and encouragement. Mentors serve as parenting coaches in assisting inmates as they parent their children from inside the prison and even after release, helping to maintain and strengthen parental commitment to be positive influences in the lives of their children.
Brother’s Keeper and Sister’s Keeper have developed a life of faith, integrity and personal maturity, and they genuinely enjoy encouraging parents in need of wise counsel and reassurance. Experience caring for children or experience as a father also is very helpful. Volunteers should have the ability to accept and relate to parents who may not share their lifestyle, social/economic, or cultural background. PWP provides ongoing encouragement and staff support to all volunteers.
- Mentors may visit the correctional facility to meet inmates and become familiar with the parent’s needs prior to being matched.
- The mentor then will be matched with an incarcerated or released parent and will be responsible for connecting with that parent through written correspondence, phone contact, and/or monthly visits.
- A volunteer applicant must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to help restore and strengthen families.
- All Brother’s Keeper and Sister’s Keeper volunteers are required to pass state and federal background checks and attend a training session
- Make a one-year commitment to the father or mother with whom they are matched.