We provide our girls ages 8 to 10 with a safe space to learn and grow. Our after school program is Monday through Thursday at 4:30pm to 6:30pm at our offices that was created by girls like them.
We equipped them with tools to learn.
Policy Advocacy Fellowship
Media Arts Externship
Life & Leadership
Public Speaking Opportunities
1-on-1 Counseling and Therapy Session
Small Group Well-Being Circles (including storytelling opportunities for healing)
Physical Movement & Art Therapy (including yoga and meditation)
Financial Response (i.e. “Rapid Response”)
Resource Connection (with community partners)
Mentorship Networking Opportunities
Black people make up only 32% of Louisiana’s total population but account for over two-thirds of the prison population
Nearly 1 in 7 children in the state of Louisiana experience parental incarceration which is four times the national average
The number of children impacted by parental incarceration in the state of Louisiana
Since DBI started in May 2018, we have mentored over 70 girls impacted by parental incarceration in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.