Tag: Second Chance Juvenile Mentoring Initiative
We are revamping our mentoring effort for youth who are reentering the Des Moines Metro area from a juvenile placement… introducing our Second Chance T.E.A.M.s program. We are shifting from group mentoring (one mentor with several youth) and one-to-one mentoring to team mentoring… so our goal when a youth is released from placement we want [...]
We’ve lined up dates and locations for our Orientation to Mentoring sessions in the Des Moines area throughout February. This one hour training is the first step for those who are interested in mentoring. During this orientation those who attend will receive: An overview of Serve Our Youth Network and our different opportunities for mentoring [...]
We enjoy challenging youth to express themselves through writing and we asked youth in the Polk County Juvenile Detention Center to write about something they used to think. Below is something a 16-year-old young man in our Second Chance Juvenile Mentoring Initiative wrote: I used to think that when people would try to get me [...]
How often do we take a moment to look at the people who shaped our lives? Think for a moment – who were the important men that influenced you? Imagine now if you took all of them away. That is what life is like for many of the children waiting for someone like you to [...]
Part of our Second Chance Juvenile Mentoring Initiative includes offering a creativity class for the youth at the Polk County Juvenile Detention Center. We do this to help the youth find ways to express themselves, provide another structured activity/group session as a way to serve the staff, and to introduce Second Chance as an aftercare [...]
We have a case manager opening with our Second Chance Juvenile Mentoring Initiative for 30 hours/week. This could perhaps be an opportunity for you.
Kudos to our affiliate ministry Straight Ahead Ministries for this recent honor.