Mentor a Redmond Child with an Incarcerated Parent
Saturday, January 13 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY), a program of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a class to
prepare volunteers to become mentors for children with an incarcerated parent.
After initial training and comprehensive background checks, volunteers are matched with a child in Redmond that share
similar interests and activities and commit to spending a few hours a week together for a minimum of one year. This time is
often spent going to community events, working on homework, attending art programs, participating in sports, or simply
hanging out and talking.
On Saturday, January 13, COPY will offer an orientation/training class. This six-hour class covers program policies, how to
establish a mentor relationship, the impact incarceration has on families, and communication skills. There is no cost to attend,
but advanced registration is required.