I believe in the healing power of music, and I also believe it is our responsibility to care for “the least of these.” Maria Corley, one of my fellow AKA authors, asked for help in raising awareness about a new organization that combines the two. How could I say anything but yes.
Children of incarcerated parents have a 72% chance of being incarcerated themselves. One in twenty-eight children in America falls into this category. While Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and other charitable organizations are actively involved in serving children with imprisoned parents, there is only one charity in the country specifically devoted to breaking the cycle. Even more shocking: SWAN (Scaling Walls A Note at a Time) has only existed since December of 2011. (more…)