Mentors must be adults who are recommended by their church, not currently in and at least three years out of probation or incarceration, and screened by either the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Fresh Start gives free training (see our calendar) at churches and provides the simple paperwork for the required screening that we forward to the proper agency. If interested, send us an email with your name and contact information to so that we may advise you of how to get training. Initial training is informational only, and you are not committed to mentor. After the training session, if still interested in mentoring, a book on coaching will be given you and some light background information collected. After finishing the book, you are ready for mentoring. As best as possible, we strive to match mentors with clients that seem most compatible.