The importance of inspiring hope

This month, Amachi Vice President Muna Walker, has shared her own match story and the importance of inspiring “hope” when mentoring.  In December 2004 when Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County matched me with my 14 year-old Little Sister, Desiree, I had no idea it was the beginning of a lifetime friendship.    I had […]

Amachi’s Expansion to Serve Military Youth

by Reverend Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr. “When (a) family member’s gone, it’s a great stress on the whole family,” says Alisha Watkins, a former military spouse whose daughter is matched in the Amachi Expansion for Military and Civilian Families (AEMCF) program through subgrantee Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star.  Having a mentor can “take (a child’s) mind […]

A call to action on behalf of our nation’s youth

By Rev. W. Wilson Goode, Sr. We are in an interesting season of social and political action.  This is our moment to push this movement to the next level and beyond. This is our season to elevate the status of black men and boys. Back home in Philadelphia the National Urban League is meeting. One […]

W. Wilson Goode, Sr.

W. Wilson Goode, Sr. writes and moderates the Policy Corner blog. This blog serves as Dr. Goode’s platform to cover issues that stand at the intersection of mentoring and public policy. As the President of Amachi, Inc., — an acclaimed national model faith-based program for mentoring children of incarcerated parents — Dr. Goode brings years of experience […]