Make a difference. Change a life!

The Turning Point relies on volunteers to change its students' lives. From one hour a week to whatever time you are able to give, the Turning Point can use your strengths and talents to help its students. The Turning Point is more than just a school. We focus on the growth of the whole person - academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Become a mentor and impact students' futures. 

Consider the following questions: 

  • Is there a skill you could teach? Many students enjoy working with their hands.

  • Do you handle the stresses of life well? Show how to constructively deal with the problems of life.

  • Do you like to hang out and have good, clean fun? Bring a student along with you.

  • Do you enjoy seeing people practice new skills? Give kids chances to apply what they have learned.

Here are some examples of what mentors have done in the past. Be creative with what you can do!

Be a mentor inside the classroom: 

  • Meet with a student regularly 

  • Lead a Family Time

  • Provide bottled water and healthy snacks

Be a mentor outside the classroom: 

  • Use garden produce to teach a cooking skill

  • Do yard work together with a student

  • Take a walk together

Contact Ben Shaw at if you are interested in volunteering at the Turning Point. 

“Being sent to Turning Point is one of the biggest decisions I am entirely grateful for. Earlier in the year I didn't believe I was going to graduate. But here I am, graduating a few days earlier than expected. The convenience of taking classes outside of the daily three hours at school was extremely helpful and pushed me toward my goal. Not to mention how convenient it was that I could work a full-time job and yet still manage to graduate. During Family Time, I was educated on a variety of topics that I shared with my friends and family. I have implemented those lessons in my own life. Without this school, I most certainly would not be in the position that I am in now.”

Aryanna, Class of 2019

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