Kairos Torch Helps Youth Make Better Life Choices
The Kairos Torch program
begins with a Weekend retreat in the youth detention center or correctional facility for youth 25 and under. The mission is to engage their reasoning skills in seeking
balance for their lives.
A Kairos Torch Weekend creates a safe place for the youthful offender to realize their God-given potential through the mentoring of a mature, Christian volunteer.
It encourages the stripping away of the masks they hide behind, and moves them towards making better life choices.
LEARN MORE: Testimonies of Youth Participants
Mentoring of Youth Continues After the Weekend
Torch team volunteers commit to a weekly mentoring process with the youthful offenders for six months after the Weekend, which includes:
- Six months of weekly one-to-one mentoring
- Discussion of self-esteem and anger management
- Short- and long-term goal setting
- Monthly group Reunions
The adult mentor also provides a positive role model for the youth.
LEARN MORE: How You Can Serve as a Volunteer
Kairos Torch Helps Break the Cycle of Crime
Over 70% of incarcerated youth have one or more parents who are also incarcerated. Kairos Torch helps the youth participants begin to make constructive life choices and establish positive relationships — all of which result in hope of the future and a chance to break the cycle of crime.