Journeys is a mentoring program aimed at "at-risk" middle school children that was initiated in spring 2002. Some characteristics of "at-risk" students may include: low self-esteem, academic needs, inappropriate behavior patterns and limited English skills. The middle school counselors identify children who are at risk of making poor choices.
With the children's parents' permission, Assistance League of Coppell provides mentors to provide a role model for the children. They help them with studies, help them make the right choices or simply are dependably there for the children in whatever way is needed. The mentors provide much needed love and support.
The time commitment is thirty minutes each week within the school day, usually during the lunch period. Mentor training is provided by each middle school.