January is National Mentoring Month - Be someone who matters to someone who matters!
Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building one-to-one mentoring partnerships between young people and responsible caring adults. Youth with a mentor in the Partners programs benefit from increased self-esteem, academic improvements, pro-socio bonding and are less likely to become delinquent or experiment with substance use. Having a mentor opens a world of opportunities for a youth, shaping a successful future one experience at a time. Partners serves youth ages 6 -17 that could benefit from a positive adult role model.
Being a mentor is rewarding, challenging and great fun. Our mentors commit to spending an average of a few hours per week with a youth for one year. While it is a big commitment it isn't as difficult as you might think. Our mentors are trained and supported by staff. Partners case managers provide continuous communication and great monthly activities. Matches are based on interests, location and personality. Partners youth are also screened and trained to be good mentees. Mentoring partnerships share adventures, get creative and converse about life. From cooking a meal to going fishing, being a mentor isn't meant to be costly or inconvenient. It is a combination of being a positive influence and acting like a kid again. Please reach out to learn more about becoming a mentor.
Art Partners Mentoring matches youth ages 12 - 17 with artists or craftspeople in a creative mentoring experience. Matches are based on artistic aspirations, skills and other commonalities. Participants in the Art Partners program are provided ongoing art workshops, an annual art field trip and the Partners Art Expo to show and sell their work. Art Mentoring partnerships have worked in all types of creative platforms including fine arts, performing arts and crafts. Some students have used the program to build their skills and pursue education and careers in the the arts. Others have made great personal strides thanks to the therapeutic side of art and the connection to a mentor. Come be part of this unique art community.
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