You Can Be the Difference
Community-Based Senior Partner
If you are interested in developing a relationship with a child facing significant challenges and helping them succeed, while directly impacting your community, then the Community Based program is the one for you! Our program matches youth facing challenges with compassionate adult role-models, creating relationships that result in positive, lasting outcomes.
Senior Partners dedicate an average of three hours a week with their Junior Partner for a minimum of one year in a one-to-one mentoring partnership. Just a few hours of mentoring a week can mean a lifetime of success for a child. Each partnership is formed after a thorough selection and match process based on the Senior Partner’s and Junior Partner’s shared interests, common values, and logistical preferences in order to yield the greatest positive outcome.
What Does It Mean to Be a Senior Partner?
A Senior Partner is not another parent, guardian or teacher, but is instead a friend. Having a compassionate and caring advocate can make all the difference to a child. Our Senior Partners come in all shapes, sizes, ages and activity levels, as well as a wide variety of vocations and backgrounds. It’s really about sharing who you are and spending time with a child who wants to have fun. Here are a few activities that our partnerships enjoy:
- Watching a movie
- Watching sports—Go Broncos!
- Walking the dog
Being a Senior Partner doesn’t mean going to a theme park or taking them out for an expensive night on the town every weekend. A Senior Partner is there to integrate the child into their life, and show them a positive way of life.
Does Mentoring Really Make a Difference in the Life of a Child?
It’s amazing what a small time investment and positive reinforcement can mean to the youth in our community. You will be the difference in the life of a child. Youth who spend one year in the Partners program show:
- Increased self-esteem and self-confidence
- Increased academic achievement
- Decreased delinquent behavior and drug use
- Stronger bonds with adults other than their parents
- Increased ability to plan for their future
And they’re not the only ones who benefit from the partnership. Benefits of becoming a Senior Partner include:
- Having fun
- Impacting the community
- Sharing knowledge and experiences with a child
- Learning from a child
What are the Requirements to become a Community-Based Senior Partner?
Senior Partners are required to be a resident of Colorado and able to make a one-year commitment.
Are you ready to be the difference in the life of a child who is facing significant challenges? To begin the process of becoming a Community-Based Senior Partner, contact us now!