WHAT IS EXTENDED FAMILY?

Extended Family is a 501(c)3 non-profit support system for families of prisoners.
Our Purpose: To teach families of prisoners to successfully adjust to a new way of life. Our Mission: To offer help and inspire hope. 
Our Motto: "We don't have to do their time."

News

October
09
2019

Extended Family Annual Celebration includes Leadership Training

Whether you are head of your home or head of a corporation, you will enjoy Jennifer Ridgeway's Mindset Training.

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July
07
2019

EFK Leader Training in Oxford, AL

"It is simple, easy and meaningful. Had a student this year I didn't know how to help. Glad I now have a plan to use."

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Events

Extended Family for Kids
  • Cherokee County, AL Public Schools
  • Oct 22-24, 29-31, 2019; Nov 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 2019
  • Extended Family for Kids (EFK) is for children with a loved one incarcerated. Nine lessons focus on students’ choices and behavior. Students experience increased self-esteem, learn how to communicate effectively, and handle…
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Extended Leadership Academy
  • Sand Rock, Cedar Bluff, Centre Middle, and Spring Garden Schools, Alabama
  • Oct 22, 24, 29, 31, 2019; Nov 5, 7, 19, 21, 2019; Dec 3, 5, 2019; Jan 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, 2020; Feb 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 2020; Mar 3, 5, 17, 19, 31, 2020
  • Extended Leadership Academy is an 18 Lesson Program for students who have previously completed Extended Family for Kids. Lessons in personal leadership cover the areas of Job Readiness, Health and Communication.
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Extended Family's 16th Annual Celebration of Life
  • Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 801 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre, AL 35960
  • Nov 2, 2019
  • Free Leadership Training, a dinner, and updates on the Extended Family for Kids programs in Cherokee County. Keynote by Jennifer Ridgeway, PPG Aerospace Business Solutions Manager, leading Mindset Training, explaining how th…
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