Mission Statement:  Building bridges to manhood through mentoring, work, and activities.

Building Trust:
Teaching self-worth

Valuing oneself is a learned behavior.  Youth from the foster care and youth corrections systems do not often receive messages about their value and worth from others.  Male youth in particular need to learn from mature men who have learned from their own struggles and decisions.  TwoCor Projects provides constant messages of value to the youth who participate in the program as we “hang out” with them.

Providing Direction:
Completing tasks

Troubled youth need to learn both job skills and strong work ethic.  TwoCor Projects uses work experiences to teach youth how to be reliable, hard-working men and how to gain self-respect by learning skills and accomplishing tasks. We work alongside young men until their competencies and attitudes warrant an opportunity in the private sector with local businesses who stand with TwoCor to train them and provide vocational and life direction.

Creating Hope:
touching lives 

Work supervisors form bonds with youth as they spend time with them during group classes and work opportunities. TwoCor Projects’ staff help restore the lives of young people by demonstrating an interest in their lives and futures. We become an incarnational witness of the love of God towards these young men who need hope and yearn to be accepted and loved.

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Overview: TwoCor helps fill the gap of teaching, training, and correcting fatherless adolescent male youth in the Colorado Springs community.  The following quote was taken from a book called Fatherless America by David Blankenhorn. "Tonight, about 40 percent of American children will go to sleep in homes in which their fathers do not live. Before they reach the age of eighteen, more than half of our nation's children are likely to spend at least a significant portion of their childhood living apart from their fathers. Never before in this country have so many children been voluntarily abandoned by their fathers. Never before have so many children grown up without knowing what it means to have a father."

   TwoCor Projects is a non-profit 501c3 that provides paid work ethic training programs for at-risk (or troubled) young men.  Along with work ethic training we expose youth to the possibility of forming new positive core identities through the use of Jungian archetypes, "King, Warrior, Magician and Lover."  Young men work shoulder to shoulder with supervisors who have years of experience in construction, landscaping, and various manual labor skill sets.  We provide paid work in the community for young men when they are fully trained in our program.

What does the name TwoCor mean?  TwoCor stands for II Corinthians.  II Corinthians 1:4 states, “Comforting those in need with the same comfort we ourselves have received from God.”  We preach the gospel and when necessary, use words.  This means that TwoCor staff are an incarnational witness to the love of Christ to at-risk youth.  When youth are ready to receive the gospel, we share our stories and faith in Jesus Christ with them.

What work ethic training does TwoCor provide?  TwoCor Projects teaches youth to respect boundaries for themselves and others through the use of our work ethic curriculum.  Our curriculum is designed to equip youth to be good employees and good men. 

Can you hire TwoCor? Businesses and individuals can hire TwoCor to perform various manual labor tasks.  We can do anything from trash pickup and yard cleanups to construction and landscaping projects such as decks, sheds, and greenhouses.  One of the larger landscaping jobs for a single individual was a forty-foot cascading waterfall built on various levels.   Some of our larger commercial projects include snow removal at Chapel Hills Mall and the restoration of eight miles of hiking trails in North Cheyenne Canyon.  We also do thousands of small jobs each year for individuals in our community.

How can young men enroll in TwoCor?  We have funding streams available for young men ages (14-19) with Department of Human Services involvement, youth who are enrolled in participating District 11 schools, and youth who are referred to us by the Division of Youth Corrections.  We are continually working to obtain grant funding and collaborating with other businesses, and other non-profits to find news ways to serve more individuals.   Please use our concerned parent form on our website to determine if you are eligible.

How can you help?  If you have ever felt powerless to help a troubled youth, now you can. You can volunteer, hire TwoCor to complete a job or donate money.

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