We match the teen with a volunteer mentor (Life Coach). They meet weekly on one of four available program nights, along with other matches. Together, teens and mentors participate in structured activities under the guidance of program staff. The program typically begins with the entire group sharing a meal, followed by individual break-out sessions between teens and their mentors. During this time, each teen and mentor focus on issues such as substance abuse, education, job and career preparation and life skills.
The second weekly contact with mentors is by phone, email or text. Program staff work continuously with the youth and family throughout the week on meeting needs and achieving goals. This assures full support and participation at home, as well as establishing consistency.