Ms. Jacqueline Hives
"I have been involed with BAMA Kids since it's birth. I think this is one of the most positive organizations we have in Wilcox County. My children, Jacquies(Nikki) and Marques (Ken)were members of BAMA Kids and now my grandson Marques, Jr.( KJ) is a member of BAMA Kids. Thank God for people like Sheryl and Charles and for those who have and will continue to support what belongs to us! Come and visit. You'll enjoy".
BAMA (Better Activities Make All-Around) Kids, Inc. is a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to the holistic development of youth and their families in Wilcox County. BAMA Kids, Inc. coordinates resources to provide a comprehensive range of activities that serve as alternatives to negative behavior. BAMA Kids, Inc. has been successful in coordinating existing resources, combining varied activities and developing others in order to establish a comprehensive program across the county. Through participation, youth gain educational, social, and communication skills, as well as, information and support to maintain sound physical, emotional and mental health. Caring staff and mentors serve as positive reinforcement and nurture the youth in this program. At the same time, parents of the youth acquire skills that serve to strengthen the family unit. BAMA Kids, Inc. focuses on the children and youth in the family, develops a relationship with them, which then facilitates a rapport with parents who would otherwise be difficult to reach.
The following BAMA Kids, Inc. program components serve to reduce risk factors and build protective factors to encourage an environment of resiliency, family and community support: