arches1Surrounded by their mentors, probation officers and staff members, and an abundance of families and friends, 13 Staten Island young people successfully completed ARCHES, a Department of Probation Transformative Mentoring Program.

Intensive Relationship Building is the key to Program's Success.

To date, Arches has served 956 probation clients citywide in 20 different sites, with 100 mentors located in all five boroughs.
Many of the young people enrolled in the Arches program were out of school, unemployed or facing a potential violation of probation at the time they entered the program.  However, many have solidified gainful employment, returned to school and/or enrolled in school to pursue a skilled trade.
For more information about the program, contact 718-947-4059.

arches 2"When your students become your teachers you know that what you are doing is working to help transform lives and shape people to be leaders."
Charles Dotson
Program Director
ARCHES Program

We are so very proud of you for taking that first step in turning your life around and becoming responsible leaders in your community.

Dominick Brancato, Executive Director of NYCID