I Am A Son
I Am A Son is a program that supports men and boys by offering rehabilitation services for returning citizens including drug and alcohol recovery support, employment opportunities, housing, and educational assistance. The reentry program also includes a fatherhood initiative that will lead to restoration in the relationships of these men and their children in a safe and healthy way. In order for the successful reentry of these individuals, we are aware of the need for a full-time program that meets the total need of the men to include a residential facility that will serve as a transitional space while they were in treatment. While we are assisting men, the other primary component of IAAS is geared toward boys and young men. We are committed to aiding them in avoiding pitfalls that have trapped many of the men in their communities leading to incarceration.
We focus on crime and drug prevention and mentorship 2021 will be the pilot year for our literacy program BREAD (boys reading excelling academically daily). This is a comprehensive program that assists boys in urban communities with developing reading and phonemic awareness skills along with speech therapy. We are currently in the process of publishing literature that will accompany this program. The need for skilled staff is vital to the success of this program, so we will only employ qualified individuals who have been well vetted and possess the passion for this very necessary work.