Our ultimate goal is to rescue “high-potential” kids, otherwise known as “at-risk” youth—ages 12-24. Violence, crime and desperation are found in their relationships and neighborhoods!
We want to guide them permanently from their current lifestyle of destructive behavior and poor choices while showing them a different path. This preliminary pathway includes positive alternatives which leads ideally to education, jobs, healthy relationships and becoming a productive citizen.
Ultimately, we seek to find ways to share with them the Good News of Jesus Christ, so they can make eternal decisions.
For lost youth of all ages in the Sacramento region: our AIM is to provide parents and guardians with alternative opportunities by helping their children to practically realize their full potential. The cornerstone of being a G.A.P. mentor is doing your best to help youth effectively grasp their abundant future.
An Amazing God! God always does things bigger and better than we imagine. He is generous and powerful. He longs for ALL people to be saved and to know His love. We will never be able to comprehend the incredible love He has for each of us. Ephesians 3:14-20
We want YOU to stand in the gap for this generation of in-risk youth. Together we will attempt to do our part to rebuild the foundations of this lost generation. Ezekiel 22:30
We are so glad you are interested in being a part of G.A.P. Please carefully follow the instructions below for details on how to join us!
First, click on the G.A.P. Volunteer Application button below, download the file to your computer, and fill it out with Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader here for free. Once opened, click "fill and sign" so that you can begin to fill out the application. PLEASE, fill out entire form before signing and dating pages 2 & 3. Additionally, when done saving, you can either attach it to an email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the "Upload Application" button below to upload your application to a separate page. We will safely and securely receive and store your application.
Second, download and print our Capital ($15) or UPS Store ($17) LiveScan form and take it to either of them for fingerprinting.
Third, when both of those are complete either scan and email to email@example.com OR mail them in to us at 8359 Elk Grove-Florin Rd. Ste. 103-400 Sacramento, CA 95829. Please call us at 916-804-7980 to let us know you have completed these first steps.
Fourth, we require five (5) phases of mandatory training. They will be successive Thursday evenings.
Once we get your contact information (email and phone number) we will then let you know when the next series of Trainings begin.
Phase 1 training is an introduction about who we are, what we do and who we serve
Phase 2 answers the question “What is a mentor?” Plus crime facts, root causes of violence
and mentor-mentee boundaries
Phase 3 explains our Collaborations, resources, programs offered, reporting, gang laws and
the current crisis
Phase 4 goes in depth as to what we do outside the walls of incarceration and specifics of
mentoring young offenders
Phase 5 explores what it’s like inside the walls of juvenile prisons and how our “inside-out”
Fifth, in order to go into Juvenile Hall (Sacramento YDF- Youth Detention Facility) you must fill out an almost identical application for them. Click the button below to download, then print and fill out this application by hand, and sign and date. When completed, attach and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or give by hand to a G.A.P. staff member.
They require a current TB test (within 1-year) as well. Please schedule an appointment with your medical provider, or a viable alternative; such as:
Testing at first visit, no charge second visit. The TB Skin Test requires two visits.
Visit 1: the initial placement of the test and Visit 2: the test reading 48-72 hours later, no charge for this second visit.
Finally, the Probation Dept. requires a half-day orientation that is scheduled once per month after they approve your background. All of this paperwork, even the Probation Dept., must come back to us first!