Partners Mentoring Youth is a local United Way non-profit
agency. Our mission is 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.
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. We provide 24/7 case
support, mentor training sessions, and offer interesting activities to do
throughout Greeley and Colorado.
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 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.
Currently, there are over 25 extraordinary kids waiting for
a mentor. The need is there. So much so, we’ve had to defer kids from
joining our wait list. All we need are a
few positive role models to step up and help change a kid’s life and the
community around them.