The Jefferson County Family Court Adolescent Mentoring Program (AMP), a grant funded program provided by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, was founded in 2009 in Jefferson County through a partnership with UAB TASC and Jefferson County Family Court. The mission of the Adolescent Mentoring Program is to reduce juvenile delinquency by facilitating the creation of one-on-one relationships between high-risk youth and caring adults that are consistent and lasting, allowing the youth to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential. AMP envisions a community in which every high-risk youthful offender experiences positive one-on-one relationships and community support, which in turn allows each of them to develop into their full potential capable of making informed, responsible decisions as involved members of our community. Mentor eligibility requirements include: must reside in the Birmingham Metro area, must be at least 23 years of age, and never been accused, arrested, charged, or convicted of child abuse or molestation.
To become a mentor with AMP contact Khadidr Jones at 264-8161
or Jamie Furman at 264-8156. Mentor training begins
Saturday, January 30th 8am-4pm at the Grace and Truth Church (Kairos Café).