Our Youth C.A.N. program serves youth under 18 who are placed in juvenile residential facilities in Harris County, Texas.
The Youth C.A.N. program supports all aspects of a youth’s life ranging from educational needs to family-related needs for reentry into the broader community. Our mission is to empower and support youth as they create a new beginning for themselves by providing a positive environment, combined with trauma-informed, culturally relevant, and holistic wraparound case management, mentors, connection to resources, and commitment to individual pathway plans.
Mentors serve youth and young adults ages 13 to 24 from a variety of backgrounds and settings. To be a mentor you MUST BE:
- at least 21 years of age
- willing to undergo a background check
- willing to attend mentor trainings
- able to commit to a number of specified hours per month
If you meet all the above criteria and are ready to proceed, please complete the Mentoring Program Application.
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Refugee Youth Mentoring
The Refugee Youth Mentoring Program is focused on meeting the unique needs of youth as they adapt to life in a new country.
Youth Justice Community Reinvestment Fund
The Community Reinvestment Fund prioritizes investment in communities with high rates of juvenile justice referrals to prevent crime before it happens by supporting local organizations that engage youth at risk.