The Transition Begins Inside
Our in-reach to individuals who are currently incarcerated, especially youth, supports a multitude of their needs and provides positive social engagement.
RP Mentorship Coordinators work with those in the San Luis Obispo County Jail to set them up with mentors as a part of their reentry. If you are interested in being a mentor, see more information on our mentorship page and fill out the attached interest form.
Juvenile Hall Programs
AA & NA
Community AA and NA Members provide 12 step Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups.
Art classes and projects for the youth to encourage creative self-expression and a way to process their life experiences.
Every youth in the facility is treated with a cupcake and those with birthdays receive a card and song from the volunteers.
Book club meets to discuss books chosen for their relevance, appeal, and educational value. Funding for these books is provided by generous volunteers, United Way Youth Board and donations from the SLO County Public Library.
Chess club provides youth with a stimulating yet rewarding activity that improves memory, problem-solving skills, and ability to think ahead.
Volunteers lead students in cooking classes, expanding skills and confidence in preparing delicious food for themselves and others.
Creative writing program teaches youth self-expression, literary concepts, and writing styles.
Youth receive assistance with educational needs and preparation for career paths.
We offer facilitated curriculum including Crossroads, a cognitive behavioral change curricula.
Youth participate in starting and maintaining a garden including growing of food that they can then eat and utilize in their cooking programs.
RP Staff and Volunteers provide holiday meals and celebrate with the youth.
Book donations are screened, catalogued, and tracked rotating books between storage and housing units.
Instructors provide one-on-one, or small group sessions, of guided music lessons.
Ping Pong Program
Youth get to participate in this sport that puts coordination, quickness, and strategy to the test against their peers and our wonderful volunteers!
Pro-Social Sports & Games
Includes stretching, warm-ups, and sports in the yard, where youth learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and healthy competition.
Sunday Service/Bible Study
Bible study and prayer for youth with an interest in Christianity with volunteers from Central Coast Youth for Christ and Shoreline Calvary Chapel. Scripture Sunday Service with Bible readings, music, and communion.