We get involved with our youth by actively listening and allowing them to express their feelings on the effects that having an incarcerated parent has had in their lives. With a parent or guardian’s permission we help youths write letters and openly communicate with their absent parent if beneficial to the child. We get involved with building their social skills by mentoring, encouraging social interactions, and community involvement. Mentoring provides a connection and consistent guidance while introducing inner city children to art, music, and cultural events allows them to stimulate their creativity and thinking. SBF seeks out creative activities in our city to shape a society of creative, confident and collaborative youths. We provide referrals to parents or guardians who may have questions about parental and custodial rights.
SBF recognizes that not all children will desire a connection nor any communication with the absent parent, therefore their decisions will be honored.