At Partners Mentoring Youth, our vision is to enrich lives and build community as leaders in youth mentoring.
We are dedicated to Northern Colorado youth who are facing significant challenges in their lives. Since 1978, Partners Mentoring Youth has been pursuing our mission to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social, and academic lives.
Through our mentoring programs, Partners Mentoring Youth serves hundreds of youth in Larimer and Northern Weld counties. In 2016, we worked with nearly 450 youth in our communities; in 2017, our goal is to grow our reach to serve 500 children. Our mentors volunteer thousands of hours each year supporting youth who need it most.
We focus on ensuring we are providing the best possible services for our youth by providing research-based programs that follow best practices in youth mentoring. We collect data from our partnerships for our annual evaluation to ensure our programs make a difference—and they do! After one year in our programs, youth with mentors gain relationship and interpersonal skills, more confidence, improved attitudes about substance use, and hope for the future.
Partners Mentoring Youth currently offers services in both the community and school settings. Senior and Junior Partners spend time one-on-one building a trusting friendship, enjoying activities, and discovering new interests. We also provide opportunities to youth who are waiting for a mentor through our Nexus Program by hosting recreational, life-skill building, and community services activities for groups.
We are proud to be one of eight affiliate agencies of the Partners Mentoring Association, a statewide organization that develops, supports, and promotes mentorship programs across Colorado. As a member of the Partners Mentoring Association, we are connected to resources that help us maintain our high program standards and allow us to be a part of the major impact mentoring has on youth in our state.
Partners Mentoring Youth is a GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit. We are committed to the highest level of transparency and appreciate the opportunity to report progress on our mission through useful metrics.
Partners Mentoring Youth is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization