KAIROS TORCH
Bridge City Center for Youth
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Kairos Torch offers unconditional love and acceptance, encouraging young men and women to share their life journey through participation in a long term mentoring process. The program begins with a weekend retreat inside Bridge City Center for Youth. Torch team members commit to a weekly mentoring process with the youthful offenders for six months after the weekend.

Kairos Torch is an introductory two-day program for youth ages 25 and under who reside in Bridge City Center for Youth. The weekend is a combined effort of an ecumenical team of volunteers to introduce young men and women to Christian concepts as a means of making better choices for their lives.

An ecumenical Christian team presents 72 hours of intense interaction with incarcerated youth. There is good food, music, and time to reflect on who they really are. Each young person is encouraged to remove the masks that they wear and see themselves as God sees them. After the Kairos Torch Weekend each youth participant will be mentored for six (6) months. The mentoring is done by the volunteer members of the Kairos Torch Team. As a mentor you will be trained and provided with a mentoring manual that guides the mentor and mentee through the mentoring program. You will not be alone. There are plenty of experienced hands to guide you. The Christian centered mentoring is conducted with the rest of the Team at Bridge City Center for Youth. Through unconditional love and affirmation the incarcerated youth will begin to see themselves as God sees them: as unique, special, and created in the image of God. With their masks off they will be better able to make positive choices for their lives. This will, in time, decrease the violence in our cities and begin to relieve crowded prisons.

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