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Developing Despite Distance helps young men in Detroit positively develop, despite the distance of their incarcerated parent.
Parental incarceration is real.
The facts of American parental incarceration
2.3 million people are incarcerated
50% of those in prison are parents
2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent
10 million children have had an incarcerated parent at some point in their lives
Developing Despite Distance, a My Brother's Keeper grant winner, is a youth mentoring and letter writing program that supports young men from Detroit who have incarcerated parents.
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