Orlando organization partners with Sesame Street

Program helps children, inmates, families, caregivers cope with reality of incarceration

Published On: Jul 26 2013 07:33:17 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 26 2013 07:48:28 PM EDT
Organization partners with Sesame Street
ORLANDO, Fla. -

A local organization has partnered with the longtime children's program "Sesame Street" to promote their new resource, "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration," a program that helps children, inmates, families and caregivers cope with the reality of incarceration.

Inmates at the "Orlando Bridge," a Department of Corrections Transitional Work Release Center are working to unveil the new program at their Back to School event in August.

"They've used like a raw piece of plywood to develop Big Bird, or Elmo, or one of the characters," said Facility Director Sammy Hill.

The men are building a Sesame Street set -- complete with games, and large hand painted murals of the characters.

The initiative hopes to comfort and guide young children. They even created a new Muppet, Alex, whose dad is in jail.

Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration is designed to:

Click here to learn more about the Sesame Street program.