与我一同敬拜 is a 利昂县警长’s Office initiative to connect local, 有宗教场所的危险青年, to form a meaningful and impactful mentorship experience. 这是一个 social-science and data driven project. Data shows that 宗教 matters in the lives of our kids. 研究证明,年轻人, who attend at least one worship experience weekly, significantly decrease their chances of illegal activity and significantly increases their chances of academic success. This program does not focus on a specific 宗教 or a specific type of activity. The purpose is to inform citizens of the powerful and positive impact of worship for youth.


  • Reduce violence in 利县 through prevention
  • Create a lasting bond between at risk youth and places of worship
  • Increase the probability of a successful future for at risk youth
  • Inform the community of the positive impact that just one hour of worship can have on youth in our community


  • Convene a group of community representatives to include religious experts and social workers to identify 7 pilot places of worship to participate in the program
  • Identify at risk youth to participate in initiative
  • Notify places of worship and request a commitment to adopt up to two youth as mentees
  • Places of worship commit to providing a weekly worship experience (at least one hour) for each youth
  • Track youth’s worship experience as well as behavioral patterns, academically and socially and share outcomes with the community via traditional and social media at the 90 day and one year marks
  • Encour年龄 at least 45 additional places of worship to adopt youth for 与我一同敬拜


  • Encour年龄 and assist youth and their families in getting to worship at least one hour each week
  • Establish a liaison(s) (background check approved) for the youth and their family
  • Offer transportation assistance for the youth and their family, if necessary
  • 根据需要提供咨询服务


For more information, contact Case Man年龄r, 戴安娜Duhart at (850)606-3183, or email duhartd@leoncountyfl.政府.



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