The SandLine Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Mentoring Program (SandLine Program) leverages the power of the Internet to empower the reach of traditional mentoring. Participants are matched in one-to-one relationships with trained mentors and communicate weekly through a secure website. The needs and interests of the program participants drive service development.

The SandLine Mentoring Model is a faith-and-recovery-based, psychosocial rehabilitation program tailored to the unique needs of at-risk populations including youths, teens, and adults, living with mental illness and or addiction, within or transitioning from the justice system. Participants are empowered to overcome obstacles in life, relationships, education, career, and business.

The SandLine vision spans over two decades. The program offers mentoring and leadership training, a life-coach connection, vocational tools, service opportunities, educational resources, inspirational support, and empowerment. Leadership training is available for parents, teachers, individuals, organizations, and other leaders who work with at-risk populations, and to those who are in or transitioning from the justice system.

Mission Statement

The mission of the SandLine Mentoring Program is to empower at-risk youths, teens, and adults to make positive life choices, maximizing their personal potential and empowering them to overcome obstacles and reach their achievable goals.

Vision Statement

The SandLine Mentoring Program envisions a community in which every youth, teen, and adult experiences nurturing relationships and community support, allowing each of them to live with purpose and achieve their full potential.


By providing youth with consistent, caring mentors, they will learn life skills and develop core values through exposure to life and the world of work. Mentors will learn how to use teachable moments to illustrate these values.


To help young people build character and life skills through connection to quality mentoring and support programs and services.

  • Mentors will be part of a team that takes responsibility for a child.
  • Mentors spend time being adult friends to the youth mentees.
  • Mentors invest their time in listening, building trust, establishing a relationship, supporting and guiding the mentees.
  • To enrich the educational experience of youth at risk of academic failure by giving them one-on-one tutoring;
  • To encourage students to take, and succeed in, challenging college preparatory mathematics and science courses;
  • To provide male children at risk of dropping out of school with male mentors who will increase the children’s motivation to finish school; or
  • To provide encouragement to teenage mothers in order to reduce the likelihood that they may, through lack of training or experience in parenthood, abuse or neglect their children


  • After four weeks in the program, participants will be able to fill out an employment application form successfully, including a resume and cover letter.
  • After seven weeks of participating in the program, students working with mentors will submit a minimum of three assignments each week.
  • By the end of one year, students will be prepared for and enroll in college preparatory mathematics and science classes.
  • How many mentor/mentee pairs in your program?
  • Participants will have access to email and phone hours to connect with mentors.
  • Students will participate in weekly group activities.
  • What type of training and orientation will you have?
  • Awards and recognition will be given each month.


The SandLine training program needs the services of caring volunteers to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youths, teens, and adults.

Why SandLine?

The SandLine Program helps at-risk youth and adults transitioning from at-risk youth to navigate life’s crossroads by teaching them how to program their thought process, leverage good influences, maximize positive outcomes, and lessen or eradicate negative influences. It specifically addresses common psychosocial conditions and is unique in its assessment of participant needs and life skill building approaches.


  • Psychosocial conditions are treatable.
  • Establishing and maintaining a healthy spirituality is a key component of sustained mental health.
  • Christ is the answer (Acts 4:12)


  • Participants complete the SandLine CORE Curriculum.
  • Each participant completes a custom learning series tailored to his or her specific self-development needs and goals, culminating in a rites of passage retreat and graduation ceremony.
  • Participants receive advocacy and self-help education.
  • Participants receive life skills training to and maximize isolating social disconnects and maximize support networks.
  • Participants work appropriately, individually and with other participants, sharing knowledge, experience and expertise.
  • Participants learn stress management techniques and develop personally relevant and socially acceptable coping skills.
  • Participants learn about causes, effects, intervention, and prevention for various psychosocial conditions.


The SandLine Program is open to participants who are considered at-risk youths, teens, or adults, or those who provide support for those participants (such as teachers, mentors, parents, and leaders of various organizations). There are seven main participant groups. Participants who may be eligible in more than one category may chose to take courses in any and or all group categories for which they are eligible.

How It works

The SandLine Program is in the second stage of the founder’s vision, which includes instructional guide and curriculum creation, and Website development to prepare for service to its valued Mentors and participants. Programs, products, and services are being developed at SandLine e-Mentors will provide expertise and excellence in e-mentoring and are matched with a program participant. SandLine staff carefully reviews personal profiles written by youth and adult applicants. Considerations include the interests and needs of the mentee, as well as shared profile demographics that may exist between the participant and the mentor, such as similar socio-cultural backgrounds and shared hobbies.

SandLine Program e-Mentors and participants will make meaningful exchanges at least once per week using the a secure e-mentoring technology, which could be communicating about school, work, career, or community service projects.

The SandLine Creed

The SandLine Creed is a set of guiding core principles that provide a foundation for the life-changing education and training that we provide. It stands for a commitment to character development that every program participant is responsible for carrying out in their daily walk. S.A.N.D.L.I.N.E. is the foundation of the SandLine Program recovery system that helps participants recover from addictions and psychosocial problems.

SandLine Program CORE Curricula

The SandLine Program CORE Curricula is a series of powerful, faith-based tools built on a Curriculum OResource Elements (the CORE). The unity of these elements represents the constitution of the participant into a solid manhood or womanhood. It is a process by which these elements weave the psychosocial fabric to empower a whole person to move beyond boundaries to success.

The Leaders’ and Administrators’ SandLine Program CORE Certifications

The SandLine Program Leaders’ & Administrators’ CORE Curricula & Certification Programs leverage the original SandLine CORE and principles of rehabilitation counseling to provide leadership and program administration training specific to the unique needs, challenges, and rewards of working with at-risk youths, teens, and adults who are within or transitioning from the justice system.

The SandLine e-Mentoring Model

The SandLine e-Mentoring Model guides program and services delivery and development.

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