Court is in Session: Mentoring Group Exposes Youth to Federal Court System

Exposure has got to be a key component to successfully mentoring young people. There’s nothing like showing them key life skills, various careers and well-known places or events – not just talking about those things. Positive exposure could spark an interest in them that could positively shape the trajectory of their lives. 

Courts in Session (2)

One of the local organizations which does this well is The Got Skills mentoring program and its organizers are planning another “exposure opportunity’ on Friday, July 13.  They call it “Courts In Session” and from 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., young men and a group of mentors will visit the Federal Courthouse in Downtown Orlando, where they will get a chance to meet a federal judge, U.S. Marshal and federal probation officers, as well as attend a federal trial and jail cell. Lunch will be provided.

It’s for teenage males from 12-18 years old.

Parents who are interested in getting their sons, nephews, or other young male family members involved should call (407) 984-8098 or send and email to:

The program teaches life skills to teenage men. Some of their recent activities have included training on automobile maintenance, fishing, dressing for success; mental health and home remodeling/basic repair. 

For more information about the program go to




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