“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin


Who We Are

Arches offers a group mentoring intervention that draws on the strengths and assets of young people involved in the justice system. This program is available to 16 to 24 year olds who are currently on probation and are struggling with life aspects such as relationships, family, education, employment, goal setting, and making changes to habits, thoughts and behaviors.

The curriculum is designed to empower young people to transform the attitudes and behaviors that have led to harmful behavior and that present challenges to realizing productive goals. Its focus is on the achievement of developmental outcomes that prepare young people to succeed at education, work, and civic participation, and to develop and maintain positive relationships. Through Arches, Osborne and the Department of Probation aim to lower the rates of recidivism for young adults by five to ten percent.


What We Offer

The Osborne Association’s Arches program works with you to identify and reach your goals by pairing you with a committed mentor. Osborne’s mentors are passionate about motivating you and strengthening your leadership and life skills. In addition to a personal mentor, you’ll be connected to resources to enhance your education, employment, relationships or family, and leadership skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to earn up to $800 for completing the program!  

By joining the Arches mentoring initiative you will receive:

  • A group process that encourages participants to become an important support system for each other.
  • Mentors who are available for support, advice, and guidance.
  • Coaching on life and leadership skills
  • Stipend: Up to $800
  • Internship and Employment opportunities
  • Trainings: OSHA 10, and permit classes


Contact Us

  • Attendance two sessions per week, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, for 6 months (sessions are 1 ½ hrs and include a meal)
  • Bring valid ID: social security card, birth certificate, passport, citizen card or NYS ID or driver’s license

For more information contact:

Mia Legaspi-Cavin
Program Coordinator

T. Haywood
Lead Mentor