Our Programs

School Buddies

School Buddies strives to make a positive difference in the lives of young people through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with caring adults. School Buddies is meant to enhance a child’s self-esteem, help build confidence, and encourage the child to realize his/her true potential. This program is simple to get involved with and can make a huge difference in a child’s life. It all starts with a phone call or an e-mail.

School Buddies is one-to-one mentoring that takes place in the schools. This is one hour a week during the school day and this meeting takes place on school grounds. During match visits, a Big Buddy can help a Little Buddy with homework, talk about their school day, play a game or even eat lunch!  

It is all about fun and making a difference in a life of a child. 

Interested in being a buddy? Click here to apply. 

Kids on the Block established in 1986

Kids on the Block is a child abuse and sexual abuse prevention program. A scripted puppet presentation is offered to all second grade classrooms in La Porte County in a non-threatening format. Children are taught how to identify abuse, what to do if it happens, and to tell an adult they trust.

Teen Court established in 1987

Teen Court is a delinquency prevention and diversion program for students who commit an offense that could result in an arrest, but instead, are referred to the Teen Court program. A jury of volunteers (6th through 12th-grade students) sentences the offenders to constructive sanctions meant to hold them responsible for their actions.

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