Detroit organization helps young men stay connected with incarcerated parents

Posted at 3:32 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-02 09:03:43-05

Developing Despite Distance, or 3D, is a Detroit organization committed to helping young men stay connected to their incarcerated parents. 

The organization, called 3D for short, says more than 2.7 million children in America currently have a mother or father in prison.

As part of the program, young men ages 10 to 18 participate in bi-weekly letter writing sessions and receive financial support for prison visits. 

Group leaders also provide counseling support, help with homework and attend the boys' extracurricular events -- the things a parent would do. 

But now the organization needs the community to lend a helping hand. 

On Dec. 1, 3D will host a fundraiser at the Northwest Activities Center on Meyers Road to raise money for letter writing sessions, group counseling and prison visits. 

The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m.

To learn more about the organization and to support, click here