Friends & Family Picnic Brings Programs Together

Published on August 18, 2017

Last month, CCANO’s Isaiah 43 Parenting and Mentoring and Cornerstone Kids programs hosted their annual Friends and Family Picnic at City Park!

Mentees at PicnicThe event brought together over 100 community partners, staff, volunteers, parents, mentees and mentors from both programs to enjoy food, games and fellowship. Thank you to the generosity and support of the St. Elizabeth’s Guild for making this fun event possible.

Isaiah 43’s mission is to strengthen and support families to bring about a change in the culture of our society through empowering parents and youth to be active in promoting peace and living by the values of love, peace and forgiveness. The parenting component helps parents enhance their parenting skills and provides an opportunity for fellowship with other parents. The mentoring component matches children with a role model that helps them explore topics such as human dignity, respect for life and peaceful conflict resolution.Family at Picnic


Cornerstone Kids is a mentoring program for children with at least one incarcerated parent. Through one-on-one activities and group events, mentors provide support and encouragement that promotes trust, confidence, enthusiasm, personal growth and positive thinking.

Together, the programs are working to promote peace and personal growth in our communities by mentoring youth and reinforcing the importance of family support.