Improving children’s lives through shared reading via video with their incarcerated parents to boost school achievement, pave the way to a brighter future, and break the cycle of incarceration.
The OK Messages Project takes trained volunteer teams into prisons to coach and film incarcerated parents reading a book to their child and sharing a positive message. We mail the book and DVD of the parent reading the story to approximately 1,000 children before Christmas and 1,000 children for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
As children get to see and hear their parents sharing positive messages like “I love you, and I’m proud of you” through OK Messages DVDs, it helps them see themselves in a positive way, and they know that their parents are safe and love them.
Breaking the cycle of incarceration one child at a time
Ways you can Help
We need children’s books for incarcerated parents to read to their children on video! Reading aloud together helps the kids know their parents love them and it improves their reading!
Thank you for your support!
Ways You Can Help
With your help, we can improve the lives of children of incarcerated parents through shared reading.
Help the OK Messages Project Change Lives
Keeping a child connected with their incarcerated parent or parents is a tall order, but with your help, we can continue to make it possible. Any amount helps.
it only takes $10 to buy a book
it only takes $50 to buy 5 books
it only takes $150 to sponsor a child for one year