Transitions Mentoring Program
The Transitions Mentoring Program provides a variety of services to youthful offenders who are serving their sentence at the Manson Youth Institute located in Cheshire CT. This unique program offers mentoring, life skills training and tutoring to support incarcerated youth ages 14-22 as they prepare for reentry back to their families and communities. Adult volunteer mentors are screened, trained, and commit to providing an hour of weekly connection over a period of eight (8) to twelve (12) months, where they support identified youth and work toward identifying realistic goals, offering encouragement and accountability. Volunteer tutors are also utilized to assist Transitions clients with GED preparation and/or post high school learning. All volunteers are approved by Family ReEntry staff and the Department of Correction prior to being selected as a mentor or tutor for this program.