|MISSION: ENHANCING YOUNG MINDS THROUGH
|Business Mate, was created in 2003, as a life skills through karaoke program for
youth ages 6 through 12, promoting and encouraging positive attitudes,
determination, self confidence and effective communication skills.
Business Mate has grown in many ways and now serve youth and young adults
ages 10 through 21 and adults ages 17 through 30, by providing them with the
necessary tools that will help them control their anger and make positive life
long healthy choices. Business Mate reinforces effective communication skills,
teaches Truancy Law(based on the Texas Education Code) as well as provide
a synopsis of what happens when a child is referred to the Juvenile Justice
System. Business Mate also educates the young adults about Deferred
Prosecution as well the process from them being referred to the Juvenile
Justice System to them being served by the Constable and going through the
Court process which includes adjudication on probation. Business Mate also
provides educational tips on drug awareness.
Business Mate provides a life skills class utilizing the Thinking For A Change
curriculum for young adults and adults involved in the Adult Justice System
(ages 17 to 30).
Business Mate also provides crisis intervention to participants who have
completed the program.
Business Mate currently serves as a vendor to the City of Dallas and as a
community program to Dallas Independent School District (DISD), Dallas
County Truancy Courts, Mesquite Community Programs, Dallas County Juvenile
Deferred Prosecution, Grand Prairie Municipal Court and Collin County
Business Mate is a fee based program.