Out Of The Ashes is a 2 man drama therapy-inspired presentation that highlights a remarkable tale of redemption and familial reconnection—one that will forever change your perspective on incarceration and how parents reconnect with their children. The live presentation of Out Of The Ashes is coming to a city near you.
Against the backdrop of a city grappling with one of the nation’s highest rates of crimes, a father-son duo, Coley Harris and Ahmarr Melton, have emerged as symbols of hope and transformation. Their story, chronicled in the powerful “Out of the Ashes: Where a Seed Finds Life,” resonates deeply with individuals of all backgrounds, transcending race and ethnicity to address the universal challenges faced by families affected by incarceration.
Coley’s journey from a troubled youth to a man seeking redemption is a testament to the power of transformation. Raised in a modest neighborhood, he found himself drawn to the streets at an early age, ultimately leading him down a destructive path. By the time his son, Ahmarr, was born, Coley was mired in a life of drug addiction and crime. In 1994, he was sentenced to 14 years in prison, leaving behind a two-year-old son.
For Ahmarr, growing up without his father was a challenging reality. He spent his formative years under the care of his mother and grandparents, shielded from the harsh truth of his father’s incarceration. It wasn’t until 2008, when Ahmarr was 16, that the two were reunited. The subsequent journey of reconciliation and healing forms the heart of “Out of the Ashes,” offering a candid portrayal of the struggles faced by incarcerated fathers and their children and how they’ve overcome.
Today, Coley and Ahmarr work tirelessly to share their story with others in similar situations. The father-son team serves as living proof that with diligence, perseverance, and forgiveness, love can indeed conquer all.
Here are a few testimonials from organizations all over the country that are using Out Of The Ashes to serve their clients:
Their story transcends geography, resonating with audiences across the nation. From Muskegon County, Michigan to Denver, Colorado, and beyond, organizations are utilizing “Out of the Ashes” to facilitate dialogue and healing among currently and formerly incarcerated fathers. Timmy Smith, Coordinator of the Fathers Matter Program in Michigan, attests to the film’s power in rekindling relationships and providing a sobering look at the consequences of incarceration.
In Alabama, the Sav-a-Life Pregnancy Resource Center employs the film to spark conversations about reconciliation and the gritty realities fathers face when reconnecting with their children. The unvarnished portrayal of these challenges serves as a catalyst for meaningful discussions.
If you’re intrigued by this compelling story of redemption and the power of fatherhood, “Out of the Ashes” is a must-see. The live presentation is an invaluable tool for organizations working with currently and formerly incarcerated fathers, their children, and their families. Its candid approach offers a unique opportunity to engage with these vital issues.
If you’re interested in bringing this powerful show to your organization, please complete the form below and a member of the team will contact you within 24 hours. “Out of the Ashes” has the potential to make a profound impact on the lives of currently and formerly incarcerated fathers, their children, and their families. Book now as dates are filling up fast.
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