The JourneyUP Mentor Project (JUMP) provides young people ages 14-24 who are currently in foster care, formerly in foster care or are facing homelessness with mentoring friendships, a community support, and connections to resources to overcome barriers to success.
At age 18, youth in foster care "age out" of state custody. Many have nowhere to go and no one to turn to for help. Without supportive relationships, they struggle with homelessness, legal issues, medical emergencies, personal care and poverty.
JUMP assists youth to develop life skills, accomplish goals, and find resources to become independent by providing access to adult mentors and to basic services such as housing, employment, educational opportunities, medical and dental, and mental health services.
The JourneyUP Mentor Project is a program of The Christmas Box International, the Utah-based nonprofit serving children, teens and young adults who are victims of abuse, neglect and homelessness.
- Adult Education
- Crisis Intervention
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Youth Services
- General Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 25
- Orientation or Training
- 6-8 Hours a month, for up to 1 year