AMACHI TRAINING INSTITUTE | UPCOMING TRAINING
The Amachi Training Institute provides hands-on training for local organizations mentoring children of incarcerated parents. Whether an organization is in the proposal phase or has been up and running for a few months, the Amachi Training Institute offers valuable guidance on each stage of program development - from recruitment of volunteers and children to data collection and evaluation.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The intensive one-and-a-half-day training offers a comprehensive introduction to the Amachi model. Participants learn effective strategies for recruiting pastors, volunteers, and children and have the opportunity to practice these strategies during a variety of role-play sessions. Guest speakers provide significant insights while leading workshops on topics such as establishing and maintaining relationships with pastors, record keeping and data collection, and making and maintaining matches. The training provides beneficial lessons learned from the development and implementation of Amachi and offers attendees a roadmap for applying the Amachi model in their communities.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The Amachi Training Institute welcomes any representative from a local organization that mentors children of incarcerated parents, including organizations with public or private funding and paid or volunteer staff. The training is most beneficial for representatives who are responsible for planning the development of an Amachi--modeled program in their community; recruiting religious leaders, volunteers, and children for the program; or monitoring and evaluating the program.
The Amachi Training Institute has helped more than 800 organizations in 47 states develop mentoring children of prisoners programs and is a useful resource for many agencies. Here’s what attendees have said about the Institute.
“This (training) was very informative. I had a great time hearing from Rev. Dr. Goode. I will go back to North Texas and set the standard for what true mentoring through Amachi is all about.”
“This training has been very helpful. We have a new program in Baltimore and this has helped me to get back on track. It has given me renewed strength to go forth and concentrate on getting one mentor for one child for one hour once a week.”
Trainings Scheduled By Appointment
Convenient to Philadelphia International Airport and Amtrak.