to support the weight of Lasting Change
Each interdependent pillar is critical to supporting the weight of lasting change in the lives of young people & to set them up for success.
But it’s not so much about the programs themselves, but these pillars simply provide the structure, accountability, and opportunities for relational mentoring. In doing so they break through barriers and build bridges (intergenerational, cultural, socio-economical, racial, geographical) between at-risk youth and the rest of the community. It’s through these relationships that transformation occurs.
The key to success will not be because of these 6 core pillars, but the relationships. Transformation occurs through relationships.
The pillars are holistic, addressing the most critical areas for the success of justice-involved youth. Without the necessary support in these areas, justice-involved youth frequently receive “chances” that are setting them up for failure.
SAFE & STABLE HOUSING
A safe place that provides the missing structure and accountability for youth to learn how to successfully live independently and responsibly.
A safe place to address mental and physical health through training the body and mind.
Creating opportunities for youth to give back and invest in their community; building a sense of purpose, value, and well-being, while learning new skills and responsibility.
WORK NOW PROGRAM
Provides healthy, legal, opportunities for youth to gain financial support for themselves and families, through on-the-job mentoring while developing the skills and resources to become employable.
Empowers youth with opportunities to develop healthy leadership skills, while raising expectations and challenging youth to their God-given potential
ADULT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
A tribe of mentors learn and help with administrative, coordinating, and facilitation of relational opportunities - while growing personally, spiritually, & professionally. (This can be to fulfill college requirements or personal enrichment.)