Help a youth navigate the teen years - become a mentor in Boulder County!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Boulder County Justice Center (program office)You will meet with your mentee at their home1777 6th St.Boulder, CO 80302


About

Mentor a youth through Boulder County Justice Services - By providing healthy adult role models who have real life experience and jobs, young people involved in the Boulder County Justice System and other community services can gain a unique supportive relationship that promotes positive actions and reduces the likelihood of making bad choices in life. You can be one of those people to introduce other ways of thinking and acting to a child 11-17 in need of attention and guidance.

Spend one afternoon or evening per week (about 2-3 hours of your time typically after school) with a child going to or participating in sport events, hiking, talking, fishing, skating, getting your nails done, or having a bite to eat. This interaction can have profound lasting effects on their wellbeing and outlook. If you have been positively influenced by a teacher, family friend or mentor, you know how important and rewarding this volunteer work is!

These children are asking for a consistent authentic connection (not looking to be 'fixed'), and studies have shown that a relationship built over at least one year is needed to help change attitudes and give them the support that makes them successful.

Min. Age: 21. Background check and clean driving record required. Hours are flexible once you've been matched with a youth (which may take several weeks to several months before an appropriate match is found). Contact Anne for more information and for the application form. abrubacher@bouldercounty.org - The Fall 2016 training is Wednesday, Sept. 28 (evening) in Boulder. We're looking for 12 mentors - men are especially needed at this time. Thank you!

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3hrs/week for 1 year, excepting vacations
  • Background check, fingerprinting
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