Empowering Youth to Succeed
AIM's New Path Culinary
Job Training Program
AIM partnered with Ivy Tech State College
to provide a 10-week culinary job training program for youth 16-25, who are involved with or have been involved with the juvenile justice and/or foster care systems. The program runs Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Students will participate in hands-on culinary training in an Ivy Tech teaching kitchen, life and job skills workshops and mentoring. In addition, students will have an opportunity to learn about a variety of careers through field trips, job shadows, and employer panels. Graduates will receive their ServSafe and CPR/First Aid certificates and are eligible for college credit under Ivy Tech prior learning assessment. Applications are currently being accepted. For more information or to apply, please contact Richard Garschina at (317) 874-9470 or Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
SECOND CHANCE JUVENILE REENTRY INITIATIVE
AIM is excited to be part of the Second Chance Juvenile Mentoring Initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Justice-Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
AIM also partnered with IDOC- Indiana Division of Youth Services as part of a Second Chance Juvenile Reentry Demonstration Project to enhance existing transitional services offered to high-risk incarcerated youth returning from state juvenile facilities to Marion County.
As part of these projects, youth are paired with an adult mentors, participate in a series of life-skills classes, receive educational and employment assistance and are connected to community-based resources. Mentors and mentees also have opportunities to participate in structured group activities, learn about the arts and take part in projects that benefit their community.
AIM has partnered with Dr. Roger Jarjoura and American Institutes of Research on Project Combine to provide training and technical assistance in the AIM Mentoring model and mentoring program best practices. Project Combine is a multi-state mentoring project of Chestnut Health Care Systems funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Sites in Virigina, Washington, Colorado and Arizona are combining the Chestnut best practices model- Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) with the AIM Mentoring model to serve youth involved with drug courts.
NEW PATH DESIGN
AIM turned a job skills training class into a real business where at-risk and formerly incarcerated youth are taking a new path in their lives.
New Path Design, a social enterprise created at AIM, lets students put what they learn in the classroom into practice. read more.
Donations of $25 or more will receive a free gift boxed 100% natural soy candle hand-poured with pride by a New Path Design student.
All donations support mentoring, life skills and job readiness training for at-risk and formerly incarcerated youth.