October 14, 2020

Youth Sponsorship Program

Making An Eternal Impact

This program provides direct support for the 250-300 youth that JJO serves in the Juvenile Justice System in North Idaho. Most of these youth do not have the resources or support structure they need to make better decisions and improve their lives. Your support will provide opportunities and remove the barriers standing in their way of finding success.

While we cannot identify these youth individually because of government privacy guidelines, JJO provides regular updates through our newsletter and Facebook page about the positive impact your support has created. Your sponsorship provides support for the youth in these key areas:

  • Probation Department program scholarships.
    • Help fund a youth’s admission into one of a number of great programs and provide the materials they’ll need to be successful.
    • Examples include: Equine Therapy: $600 per youth; Idaho Youth Challenge: $200 per youth; First Tee: $50 per youth.
  • Crisis Assistance: Help provide for basic, occasionally unexpected needs like food, clothing, school supplies, housing, counseling, etc.
  • Programs, resources and materials at the District 1 Juvenile Detention Center, located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
  • Providing resources for the mentors and mentees of the Kootenai County Probation Department’s Mentor Program.
  • Help fund the Thanksgiving and Christmas programs, where 30 needy families in the juvenile justice system receive a holiday meal and gifts at Christmas. Cost is $500-600 per holiday.

They Need Our Help

We believe that restoration and real change can only happen through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We work with youth who are hurting and have lost their way, and you have an opportunity to be a part of their success story by pointing them towards Jesus and helping them navigate the ups and downs of life.

For the suggested donation of $36 a month you can sponsor a juvenile on probation to help provide the support and resources they need to overcome the combination of personal mistakes, difficult circumstances and lack of opportunities standing in their way.

We thank you for your interest in joining us as we serve North Idaho and the youth that need us. Click the links above to sign up for our newsletter and see our Facebook page to receive regular updates about how your contributions are making an impact in our community.

To participate in this program click the ‘Donate here’ button below and write “Youth Sponsorship Program” in the donation memo line before clicking the green DONATE NOW button. Please see our contact info at the bottom of this page if you’d like more information about this program. Thank you!