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Organization helping children of incarcerated parents hopes to win $20,000

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The Children of Promise, NYC kicked off the start of the school year with a pep rally Thursday.
 
The organization is the first and only after-school program for children of incarcerated parents. They are celebrating 10 years of helping kids in Brooklyn.
 
The organization not only provides after-school programs, but they also provide summer day camp classes and an outpatient mental health clinic.
 
This is all in an attempt to break the cycle of inter-generational incarceration.
 
Children of Promise, NYC has entered Aetna's Voices Of Health competition. They are competing against other local nonprofits for $20,000.
 
They say the money will help them fund a new location in the Bronx and continue to help their kids in Brooklyn.
 
 "This is a team effort for in order for us to win this competition, we need all of the efforts not only of our children but of our families. So we're having a pep rally this evening which is going to allow our young people to learn about the competition to really learn what it means for everybody to do their part to help the organization win," said Founder Sharon Content.
 
To help the organization win you can cast a vote before Oct. 13.
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