Bank of America, Opportunity Plan Ink, and Family Support Services presented a $55,000 grant to the Road to Hope project on Wednesday afternoon.
The project will provide teens whos parents are incarcerated the ability to apply for financial support.
Amarillo Bank of America’s Senior Relationship Manager in Global Commercial Banking Natalie Woods is the founder of Road to Hope.
“Studies show that there are at any point in time 2.7 million children in the United States with an incarcerated parent and an additional 5 million that have had a parent that was incarcerated. That can lead to the potential of the children living in poverty”, said Woods.
The project will also provide the teens with post-high school job training, assistance with education expenses, and a mentor.