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Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Education & Literacy
  • Sports & Recreation

Location

530 S. College Ave.Unit 1Fort Collins, CO 80524 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower youth and community members to achieve their full potential through mentoring, prevention education, and strategic partnership.

Description

We are the most comprehensive one-to-one youth mentoring program in Northern Colorado, exceptional at matching and supporting mentoring relationships with positive volunteer mentors and youth who need extra support.

Mentoring is a well-documented prevention strategy for positive youth development. Consistent with national research behind mentoring, we know that our mentoring programs work. Our evaluation results show that after just one year in our mentoring program, our youth have:

  • Greater sense of hope
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Increased academic achievement
  • Less delinquent behavior and substance use

Our youth, boys and girls ages 7-17, are referred by professionals in the community (school counselors, therapists, etc.) because they are experiencing circumstances that put them at risk of not reaching their full potential in life (poverty, abuse, mental health issues, family instability, etc.) They are great kids with a great potential to succeed, but need a little extra support.

We always need more mentors for our youth--we typically have 60-100 kids on our waitlist, eager to get matched with a mentor. Please consider BEING the difference in the life of a local youth.

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