Kairos Torch volunteers mentor youth in prison, so they can begin to make better life choices.

Kairos Torch Youth Prison Ministry

“People must devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and to not live unproductive lives.” (Titus 3:14)

“I went to Kairos and I thought I’d check it out for at least ’one day.’

Well, turned out the weekend went fast and led me to follow Jesus instead of running away from Him!

Still going strong!”

— Kairos Torch Graduate

Kairos Torch Helps Youth Make Better Life Choices

The Kairos Torch program begins with a Weekend retreat in the youth detention center or correctional facility for youth 25 and under. The mission is to engage their reasoning skills in seeking balance for their lives.

A Kairos Torch Weekend creates a safe place for the youthful offender to realize their God-given potential through the mentoring of a mature, Christian volunteer.

It encourages the stripping away of the masks they hide behind, and moves them towards making better life choices.

LEARN MORE: Testimonies of Youth Participants

Mentoring of Youth Continues After the Weekend

Kairos Torch team volunteers commit to a weekly mentoring process with the youthful offenders for six months after the Weekend, which includes:

  • Six months of weekly one-to-one mentoring
  • Discussion of self-esteem and anger management
  • Short- and long-term goal setting
  • Monthly group Reunions

The adult mentor also provides a positive role model for the youth.

LEARN MORE: How You Can Serve as a Volunteer

Kairos Torch Helps Break the Cycle of Crime

Over 70% of incarcerated youth have one or more parents who are also incarcerated. Kairos Torch helps the youth participants begin to make constructive life choices and establish positive relationships — all of which result in hope of the future and a chance to break the cycle of crime.

LEARN MORE: The Impact of Our Prison Ministry
LEARN MORE: Frequently Asked Questions

Building a Solid Foundation (3:26) – How the Kairos Torch Program Impacts Incarcerated Youth