Volunteer Opportunities


Champions Mentoring Program

Champions provides mentors for Bridgeport children ages 6 to 15 who have a parent or close relative in prison. Mentors ages 18 and older are asked to provide 45 to 90 minutes per week for at minimum of one year to meet with their assigned youth. Hours are during the day or in the evening. Mentors are screened and trained by Family ReEntry SM staff.

For more information about becoming a Champions Mentor, please contact:

Tina Banas
Clinical Director/Director Youth and Family Services, Youth Programs



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Transitions Mentoring Program for Youthful Offenders

This program provides mentors and life skills training for youth ages 16 to 22 who are serving prison sentences in Manson Youth Institute in Cheshire and York Correctional Institution in Niantic. Mentors ages 18 and older are asked to provide one hour per week for in-prison visits for 8 months to 1 year. Mentors and the incarcerated youth are screened, approved and trained by Family ReEntry and the Connecticut Department of Correction.

For more information about becoming a Transitions Mentor, please contact:

John Mele
Mentoring Coordinator, Men’s Transitions, Prisoner ReEntry Programs



Ginger Wilk
Manager DV Bridgeport/ Derby FV/DV Programs, Community Justice and DV Programs