"Children are happy
when they know someone cares."

Gloria Jean Williams, National Exec. Director

SKIP programs are comprehensive, modular and customizable. The modular format offers tremendous flexibility, allowing our programs to be administered quickly as a stand alone or fully integrated within other community programs for CIPs anywhere in the U.S. 
Which SKIP program is needed in your local community today? 

Our goal is to provide programs for CIPs ...NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE! Register now for a FREE online introductory session to learn more about SKIP, Inc. programs.

To start a SKIP program
in your local area,
call 1-334-281-3721



Find a SKIP, Inc. program for CIPs at a
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Monthly Friday evening events for the whole family. Includes meal, movies, games, prizes, special guests, topics for discussions and group sharing.  Special events include Back-to-School Supplies Night, Thanksgiving Family Packages from local food banks, Angel Tree, Toys for Tots and Cash Cards for Teens at Christmas time, and other themes to build family unity.  
  Monthly Saturday morning program for children of incarcerated parents (CIPs) and caregivers. This 4-hour session is hosted by community leaders to provide helpful information about community services, self-help programs, local resources and support for CIPs and their families.  Provides activities and learnings that enhance development of socio-academic and decision-making skills for CIPs and their adult caregivers.  

The W.R.A.T.S. Afterschool Remediation and Acceleration program providing computer-base tutoring in Writing, Reading, Arithmetic, Technology and Social Skills and Science. Lesson plans include input from the student's homeroom teachers and coordinated to improve report card grades. Most students show notable and sustainable improvement within the first 2 weeks!
 TM Project Citizen is a curricular program at the middle school through adult levels promoting competent and responsible participation with government at all levels. The program helps participants learn how to monitor and influence public policy while developing support for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political efficacy.
 To start a SKIP program
in your local area,
call 1-334-281-3721
  For one full week in the summer, teens develop and improve socio-academic skills.  The acronym for KATATer is Kindness, Assertiveness, Responsibility, Abstinence, Tolerance, Empathy and Respect. A group field trip is scheduled on Day 6 as the highlight of the week a trip to an amusement park, beach, museum, or historic site.  Caregivers, siblings and staff may attend.

Volunteer with
Mentor Alabama

Our mentors work with the SKIP caregivers to establish a supportive "circle" of positive relationships around our each youth. We also have relationships with national and statewide mentoring organizations. You may apply online, or send an email to us, or call us today at 1-334-281-3721.  We will answer your questions and process your application.  The application process takes approximately 30 days. 

in Montgomery, Alabama only
A 6-Week photography program for teens sponsored by Zenpressions of Atlanta, GA. Monthly projects include outings to various locations for photo shoots. SKIP participants receive a free instant camera and supplies. Free to CIPs.  Click here to see photos taken by teens for recent projects.



The values and principles listed below
are included in every SKIP, Inc. program.

 "Kids Helping Kids"
Peer Mentors
SKIP "graduates", high school and college students are trained to lead other children of incarcerated parents and will serve as their Peer Mentors during onsite . Peer mentors are able to share their stories of success with younger Skippers and gives them hope for a brighter future.
 Social Education
& Enrichment
Provides essential knowledge for adult life--verbal and writing skills, interpersonal relationships, problem-solving, creativity and techniques for good family living. Skills such as cooking, washing dishes and clothes, ironing, grocery shopping, paying bills, making change, and etc. are taught within a classroom setting.
 Career Development Dynamic program activities help children plan for their future and to set career goals that lead them to college.  Students experience work ethics training, applying for jobs, filling out job applications and professional dress. Students are encouraged to pursue summer jobs to earn money while going to school.  
 Counseling & Coaching SKIP program staff members are highly trained to work with CIPs. All children receive coaching and encouragement from staff to help CIPs cope with separation from their parent(s). For extended services, we refer families to school counselors or other professional services, if required.


Join our bi-weekly conference calls to connect with others across the nation.  Learn and grow with others, expand your knowledge and resources local resources by connecting with others.

Private online community for teens and includes weekly conference calls with adult supervision. Caregivers are invited to participate in these discussions once a month. Registered guests only.  To register, click here.

Private online community for parents/caregivers and families of children of incarcerated parents which includes weekly conference calls to discuss concerns. Parents/caregivers are invited once a month to participate in these discussions. Registered guests only.  To register, click here.
 To start a SKIP program
in your local area,
call 1-334-281-3721

 The School Zone
Monthly forum for administrators, principals, teachers and community leaders to discuss concerns and challenges with CIPs in their local communities.  Participants share ideas, information and resources across geographical barriers. Registered guests only.  To register, click here.