Youth Services

Welcome to Youth Services

Desert Edge Mentoring Services (DEMS) is dedicated to inspiring positive development in the lives of families and the communities of our youth.

DEMS provides independent living skills, mentoring, and rehabilitation services to youth and families each year through a variety of methods.

We believe that every person is capable of excellence and we are committed to providing community-based support to each person needs to overcome challenges and to be successful.

Independent Living Skills

  • Maintaining Good Personal Health.
  • Maintaining Good Hygiene Habits.
  • Domestic Independency.
  • Budgeting.
  • Life Skills.


  • Personal Growth.
  • Anger Management.
  • Crisis/Trauma.
  • Life Transitions.
  • Self-Esteem.
  • Stress Management.
  • Substance Abuse.
  • Parenting Classes.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Mentoring: Individual/Group

  • Sporting Camps.
  • Community Based Activities.
  • Understanding of Social Etiquette.
  • Appropriate Social Interactions.
  • Confidence Building.
  • Responsible Decision Making.
  • Develop Leaderships Skills.

Rehabilitation Services

  • Sporting Camps.
  • Case Management.
  • Job Development.
  • Job Coaching.
  • Tutoring.
  • Educational Support Services.
  • Career Research/Development.
  • College Preparation.