D.U.T.Y stands for Declared Underprivileged Troubled Youth and is a tax exempt not-for-profit mentoring organization that pairs volunteers with at-risk youth.

D.U.T.Y offers youth, that have already been identified as at risk, an opportunity to work with a caring mentor to improve their ability to develop a positive attitude towards their future.

The long-term goal of D.U.T.Y is to empower the young person to break the habits that are leading to trouble in school and in the streets.

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Because EVERY child deserves a second chance...our Programs are thorough, strategic and built for success!

The Trailblazer Program

Trailblazers is the central program of D.U.T.Y. At risk elementary school students and their mentors participate in a structures program of support.

Students and their mentors also participate in an energizing retreat, followed by a seven-month structured program that includes monthly team-building sessions and group activities. The program ends with a graduation, but the mentor and youth remain together for the following five months.

The Turnaround Program

Our Turnaround program focuses on students who are chronically suspended from elementary, middle and high schools. The goal of this exciting program is to rekindle the youth’s commitment to learning and being successful in the classroom.

We strongly believe by empowering young people to finish school, mentors are improving the student’s success in the work world as adults.

The Lunch Friends Program

Our Lunch friends program is phenomenal and works well for children from local elementary schools.

Adult mentors come to school each week to have lunch with their “friend”.  The program lasts for the duration of the school year and is an extremely awesome way to break social barriers they may already be facing.

This program is very strategic and offer awesome techniques for utilizing their lunch period to overcome communication obstacles.