YMCA launches program for children of incarcerated parents


A new program at the YMCA is helping children of incarcerated parents. 

The Missouri Valley Family YMCA partnered with Ministry on the Margins, Team Kaizen, and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to support families facing challenging times.

Kids will participate in a running and mentorship program with Team Kaizen, and their caregivers will receive guidance and counseling from Ministry on the Margins.

Organizers say this program will shape futures and change lives. 

“The family is really left behind with a lot of burdens and challenged when a loved one is incarcerated. It brings a whole unique special set of circumstances and challenges to that family. We want to do what we can do to provide support, a healthy thriving setting for them and a place to connect,” said Bill Bauman, Executive Director of the YMCA.

The program is open to kids ages 8 -18 and meets every Monday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the YMCA.

 This is a free program, but space is limited. To register, contact Dan Kuntz at 701-751-9708. 

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