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Helping Kentucky Children (#404)

Margaret Dunbar-Demaree’s 1+1=U helps students with behavioral and academic problems stay in school. Every other Saturday, 15 student participants, mentors, and tutors gather for roundtable discussions; individual tutoring in math, science, English, and Spanish; and an exercise program. Demaree discusses her methods in helping children with their social, behavioral, and academic issues; her dreams for the future of the program; and the first student she worked with, C.J. Spillman, who is now a highly ranked football player at Marshall University and a mentor himself.

Ryce Hatchett discusses Amachi Central Kentucky, which assists children of incarcerated parents through mentoring relationships. An estimated 2.5 million children in the U.S. have one or both parents in prison, and many of those children are at a higher risk of ending up in prison themselves. Modeled after the Big Brother Big Sister program, Amachi mentors hope to provide children with brighter futures by establishing a consistent, caring presence in their lives.

Air Dates

Friday, September 26, 2008 at 4:00/3:00 pm CT on KET2

Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

Monday, July 5, 2010 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 2:30/1:30 am CT on KET

Monday, May 30, 2011 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2:00/1:00 am CT on KET

Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2:30/1:30 am CT on KET

Monday, January 2, 2012 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET