Meet Andre

June 20, 2018

Andre Ingram FamilyWiseWe’re please to announce Andre Ingram is FamilyWise’s new Youth Services Manager! Andre has years of experience mentoring, coaching, counseling and supporting youth across the Twin Cities. Graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with a B.S. in Youth Studies, he began working at Arlington House in St. Paul. Most recently, Andre was Sports Director at YMCA, a position which allowed him to use his relationship-building strengths to grow the program and expand its visibility. In his spare time, Andre volunteers as a Boxing Coach at Believers Boxing and is currently a Josie R. Johnson Leadership Academy fellow.

About Youth Services at FamilyWise

FamilyWise has two programs designed for youth who are between the ages of elementary school and early college: Wraparound and Bright Beginnings. Wraparound (ages 6-21) is a nationally-recognized model aimed at helping youth with significant behavioral, emotional and mental health issues build a natural network of supports and avoid being removed from a home-based setting. Bright Beginnings offers pregnant and parenting youth/young adults (ages 12-21) the opportunity to increase parenting skills, social skills, independent living skills and pregnancy prevention as well as awareness of physical, chemical and mental health. Although education is provided primarily in a group setting, youth have the opportunity to be matched with a mentor for up to a year. Read More

About FamilyWise

Since 1976, FamilyWise has been keeping children safe and helping families gain the stability needed to lead healthy and productive lives. FamilyWise provides parent education, comprehensive support services, and supervised visitation and safe exchange services to at-risk children and families experiencing trauma. In 2017, nearly 1,200 children under the age of six were kept safe while parents learned to help them achieve age-appropriate developmental milestones. 91% of program participants are considered low income. Read More

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