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Partners Mentoring Youth serves over 450 at-risk youth per year as the most comprehensive one-to-one mentoring program in Fort Collins, Greeley, and Estes Park.
We are the most comprehensive one-to-one youth mentoring program in Northern Colorado, exceptional at matching youth (Junior Partners) with volunteer mentors (Senior Partners) and supporting their relationship.
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.