Grant helps bolster enrichment program for incarcerated youth at Ind. county jail
Each week, teens meet virtually to take lessons in healing, decision making, conflict resolution and community engagement
By Courtney Crown
INDIANAPOLIS — A new enrichment program for teens incarcerated in the Marion County Jail launched Friday, with a goal of equipping the participants with empowering life skills. Power and Promise is a 6-week program that has already helped 55 young people across Marion County, in schools, apartment complexes, and homeless shelters.
Each week, Facilitator Brandon Randall meets with the teens virtually and leads lessons in healing, decision making, conflict resolution and community engagement.
Thanks to local grant funding, each participant in any of the Power and Promise cohorts receive $150 for showing up and participating. For those in the jail, that money goes toward commissary.