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Youth Mentoring Program

Southwest Key's Youth Mentoring Program is currently seeking adult mentors for juvenile justice system-involved youth in Austin, Texas and San Jose, California. We are connecting them with positive adults to help them realize their full potential and show them that delinquent activity is not a productive lifestyle. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please fill out the Volunteer Application and Background Inquiry Agreement and submit them to cseals@swkey.org (Austin area) or rcarvajal@swkey.org (San Jose area). We will get back to you as soon as we can.   If you would like additional information, submit your questions and comments here.   Thank you!

Criteria for Mentors:

• Provide 1 hour per week (or 4 hours per month) to a child in the Austin, TX or San Jose, CA area
• Participate for 6-12 months to building a lasting relationship
• Attend initial training and quarterly support trainings
• Commit to being a positive role model to a youth affected by the juvenile justice system

Friendship in Youth Mentoring

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