Each year, mentoring programs leverage National Mentoring Month to recruit volunteer mentors through MENTOR’s Mentoring Connector, the only national database of quality mentoring programs that enables volunteers to search for local mentoring opportunities.
JIFF mission is to break the destructive cycle of juvenile crime through Christ-centered intervention. JIFF provides intensive intervention services to at-risk youth ages 10-18 who are referred through Memphis and Shelby county juvenile court in five unique ways. Evening Reporting Center, Early Intervention Program, JIFF case mentoring, Live Life Together, and Workforce Training.
Live Life Together Mentoring Program
The Live Life Together (LLT) Mentoring Program is a community volunteer program. Established in 2016 as a follow-up component, the goal of the program is to enhance the impact on court-involved youth after graduating from one of JIFF's other programs. It serves at-risk youth aged 10-18 who have completed one of our other programs and are at high-risk for repeating offenses.
The LLT mentoring relationships meet for an average of four hours, or more, per month. Our vision is to connect community leaders, business professionals, and individuals living a faith-based lifestyle to strong mentoring relationships with our youth.
Qualifications to Become a Mentor:
- Must be at least 21 years old
- Must complete application and background check process
- Must be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
- Must complete mentor training in person and online
Time Commitment for Mentoring:
- 4 hours per month for one calendar year