“Kairos Torch Okeechobee” program will help juveniles who have been impacted by incarceration to heal
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (“Kairos”), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, announces the start of the Kairos Torch in Okeechobee, Florida scheduled for September 20 – 22, 2019. The event will be the first Kairos Torch event in Okeechobee, Florida and is another step forward in helping the youth impacted by incarceration to transform their lives.
Kairos Torch offers unconditional love and acceptance, encouraging male and female incarcerated youth, age 25 and under to share their life journey through participation in a long term mentoring process.
The mission of the 2 ½ day Introductory Weekend is to encourage the participants to remove their masks, so that the real person can shine forth — rather than who they pretend to be. The Weekend is followed by a continuing ministry that includes six months of weekly one-to-one mentoring of the youth by Kairos volunteers, and monthly group Reunions.
Kairos is in need of volunteers for future Weekends. Opportunities include making cookies, creating artwork, prayer, team support, financial support, and participating in a team. For more, please visit www.kairosprisonministry.org/volunteer.
About Kairos Prison Ministry
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is a lay-led, interdenominational Christian ministry in which men and women volunteers bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families through three programs: Kairos Inside, for incarcerated men and women; Kairos Outside, for female relatives/friends of the incarcerated; and Kairos Torch, for incarcerated youth. From simple beginnings as a short course in Christianity inside a Florida prison in 1976, Kairos has grown to serve more than 500 prisons and communities in 10 countries and 37 states. Each year, more than 30,000 volunteers donate 3 million hours of service with an estimated dollar value of $36 million. To learn more, visit www.kairosprisonministry.org.