The St. Louis Family Court Mentoring program is a community-based effort that was originally created in January of 1993 with a grant from the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Initially, the program focused on African-American, male youth in need of mentors. In July of 1994, the program was placed under the auspices of the Human Resources Department and evolved to include all appropriate youth (ages 12 to 16) referred to the Court.
For the last several years, Washington University students have served as mentors for the St. Louis Family Court. Court-involved youth come to campus each week to spend two hours with undergraduate mentors. During this time, mentors and mentees engage in a variety of activities including academic assistance, goal setting, and group bonding.
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