Detroit, MI July 16, 2012, Detroit
The saying “experience is the best teacher” holds true with the launch of the non-profit organization, K.I.T.E., Konnecting the Incarcerated Through Excellence. The organization was established to provide mentoring and support to children, younger than 18 years of age who live in under-represented areas and have at least one incarcerated parent. “We intend to do this by facilitating programs dedicated to providing financial assistance, emotional & spiritual counseling and educational & life skills training. It’s time for all of us to step up. Our kids are in need,” says founder Dave Bishop. Bishop, incarcerated over 8 years ago vividly remembers the intense worries he experienced about his daughter’s care during his absence, noting that children are “unintentional” victims of crimes. He is committed to help other children and care-givers during such a difficult period.
K.I.T.E.’s first “Fun-Raiser,” the Jacob Latimore Outdoor Cookout Patio Party scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, 2012 will include family style fun, held at the Key Club Outdoor Pavillion 1440 E. Franklin Detroit, Michigan in Downtown Detroit. Open to the public the event will feature a dunk tank, moon bounces, face painting, magicians, games, DJ’s, a performance by Elle Song, a meet and greet with teen sensation Jacob Latimore, food and fun are all on the schedule. Groups of twenty or more are eligible for group rates. While many non-profits lean toward an elaborate after-five fundraiser with expensive tickets, Bishop decided to launch his non-profit fundraiser with an affordable family event where children of all ages, caregivers, guardians and grassroots supporters will converge upon the 1400 block of East Franklin just south of the Detroit River’s edge to celebrate K.I.T.E.’s initiatives.. Tickets are available online at (http://www.jacoblovesdetroit.com)
The activities of K.I.T.E. are to mentor, provide financial assistance, facilitate life skills workshops and educational tutoring for children who have incarcerated parents. K.I.T.E. will also deliver presentations and seminars to the public and the publication of materials that support open dialogue related to fostering positive relationships between children, their incarcerated parents and the communities in which they live. For more information on K.I.T.E visit (http://www.savemykite.org)