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Age 16-24
Cost Free
Program type Year Round, Weekday
Meets Meets Over 6 Months
Food provided Yes
Specific needs

Juvenile justice

Contact us Wthomas@Phippsny.Org
Deadline Rolling


Phipps Neighborhoods, provides children, youth and families in low-income neighborhoods the opportunities they need to thrive through comprehensive education and career programs, and access to community services.


Arches is a group mentoring program that helps justice-involved young adults ages 16-24 transform the attitudes and behaviors that led to their criminal activity. Arches is designed is to help participants get out of the criminal justice system by strengthening their attachment to education, work and community.

The core components of Arches include:

A group process where the members become an important support system for each other
A curriculum delivered by culturally appropriate mentors
A setting that incorporates positive values, principles and practices.
Arches participants gain a better understanding of personal responsibility and enhance their social skills, which in turn improves peer relationships, self-esteem, and problem-solving skills. Arches also connects participants to educational, vocational, and therapeutic programs, as necessary.

ARCHES participants receive:

Educational enhancement opportunities
Job readiness skills
Hot meals
One-on-one mentoring
Earn up to $800 in stipends over the course of 6 months


Justice-Involved Young Adults Ages 16-24