These programs reach about
100 young offenders each year. With the guidance of volunteer mentors,
participating youths can improve their reading and math skills while
building Adirondack chairs. The chairs are then sold to provide restitution
funds and funds to replenish supplies for more chairs. Young
Craftsmen/Craftswomen are learning both to cooperate with others and to take
pride in their personal achievements. While they build chairs they are also
developing up skills that will be invaluable to them after they leave DJJ.