Life Coaching

CURYJ’s Life Coaching program provides intensive individualized support to our program participants with the highest needs.
Chris and his mentor

Mentors work with systems-impacted young people and formerly incarcerated folks to provide guidance, skill-building support, and access to concrete resources like groceries, housing, employment, and opportunities for education. This ongoing support enables young people to not only get free, but remain free. 

Enrolled participants meet weekly with their coach to check in on progress, celebrate successes, and address barriers. Coaches may also act as advocates in systems navigation and refer participants to community healing events and outside resources.

We’ve seen our mentees make huge progress in meeting their life goals—from foundational steps like gaining a driver’s license, to impactful outcomes like securing permanent housing, continuing education, and developing a career.

To get involved with our Youth and Adult Life Coaching Programs, contact Rico Pabón, Araceli Ambriz, Ricardo Garcia-Acosta, Catalina Palacios, and Michael Muscadine at

Mentors Can Help With

Personal Goals

Finding housing; managing anger; healing from trauma

Legal Goals

Getting off probation; understanding the court process

Professional Goals

Getting a job; enrolling in career training; continuing education

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