Our youth diversion program

Our “Pathways to Success” diversion/reentry program consists of three (3) phases: StepUP, LeapFORWARD, and BreakFREE programming designed specifically to address the needs of our high-risk youth population. This programming includes a myriad of on-site supports that offer paid on-site internships, wrap-around services, mental health counseling, educational services, financial and digital literacy classes, job training, and employment opportunities for program participants. All student participants move successfully from one phase to the next, within an environment that fosters stability, skill building, and ultimately self-reliance and success. Together, our Youth Case Manager and close team of career advisors and educators provide a powerful and effective combination of stabilizing services to prevent further court involvement of the youth in our program.

Skills Development

Education and Workforce Training

- Year-Round HiSET/GED Classes

- Paid HiSET testing and transportation to/from test center

- Academic advising for job training programs & post-secondary education

- Job placement/ Access to free on- and off-site job trainings/ CORI friendly job placement

- Math, reading, & writing support for pre-college and training programs

- On-site paid internships for our most at-risk students

- Career readiness/ resume and CV development/ online application assistance/ FAFSA Support

- Financial and digital literacy classes and training

Trust Teamwork

Building trust with wrap-around services

- Student led mentoring program and extensive case management

- Court advocacy, mitigation, and financial assistance with some fines and fees

- Housing assistance for all age groups including working through the Youth Flex Fund / Food assistance

- Financial assistance with obtaining MA ID and licenses, re-instating phone access

We're better when we're united


Group / Individual Therapy

- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)/Minndfulness

- Substance Abuse/ Anger Management

- Restorative Justice

- Mentorship Program


Life and workforce Skills

- Professionalism Classes

- Mock interviews/ job training role playing

- College/technical school tours and Job training through virtual software

- Paid internships with on-site work training

We partner with:

Turn It Around

Transformational Prison Projec

PACC Global 

Justice 4 Housing

Office of Returning Citizens

Project North

Charlestown District Court

Charlestown Coalition

Teen Empowerment

Peace Institute

First Literacy