KAIROS OF INDIANA
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
LISTEN, LISTEN - LOVE, LOVE!
Torch is an introductory two-day program for youth ages 24 and under who live in juvenile detention or correctional facilities. The weekend is a combined effort of an ecumenical, Torch Team to introduce young men and women to Christian concepts as a means of making better choices for their lives.
The initial weekend is followed with an established mentoring program that involves one on one mentoring sessions. The Torch program is designed to encourage the participants to remove their masks and develop a mature means of making better choices thus building their self-esteem. Making better choices will give the participant a hope for a life not affiliated with gangs and crime.
God's Special Time
The word Kairos is a Greek word meaning
God’s Special Time. Do you have special time
to devote to working with youth by:
• Being a Team Member
• Sponsoring a youth
• Making a cash tax exempt contribution
• Becoming a prayer warrior
On-going Mentoring Program
An ecumenical Christian team presents twenty (20) 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 Torch Weekend each inmate participant will be mentored for six (6) months. The mentoring is done by the volunteer members of the 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 in one
of the juvenile or correctional facilities.
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.
For each young person who does not reoffend, society gains a productive citizen instead
of the $31,371.75 per year cost it takes to house a prisoner.
This is the vision of the Torch weekend and mentoring program. Ask a current Torch
volunteer, they will tell you of the many success stories, of young men and women who
have applied the lessons learned in Torch to their lives and are now free in the world.
For more information:
Please contact me