What is the Mentoring Program?

The Purpose of the Mentoring Program:

  • Provide a positive adult role model for youth

  • Establish communication, trust, and respect

  • Raise the youth's self esteem and outlook on life

The Partners Organization Provides:

  • Staff support and monthly contact

  • Free or low cost activities and life skills workshops twice a month

  • Senior Partner training

Mentors are asked to spend 3 hours a week with their Jr. Partner which could mean a lifetime of difference to a child in need of guidance. The first step in becoming a Partners' Mentor is effortless. Simply attend a Partners’ sponsored orientation (noncommittal). During this session, it can be determined if the program will work for you!

What is involved in becoming a Mentor (Sr. Partner)?

Partners will schedule orientations whenever best fits your schedule. We can also answer any questions you may have, so don't hesitate to reach out to us!

Call us at 970-245-5555

or email to schedule a time.

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Friendly Fridays, Rafting Trips, and Bike Club!

Who are the kids (Jr. Partners)?
  • Our Jr. Partners are referred to us by various outside agencies. They are children who need a positive and stable adult role model in their lives.

  • There are 90 kids currently on the wait-list... we are always in need of more Sr. Partners!

Our Impact!
Did You Know?
  • ​1 in 3 young people are growing up without a mentor outside their family. This is the mentoring gap in America. 

  • That’s 9 million young people without a mentor outside their family to walk alongside them through their journey. 

  • At a time when much of the focus is on what divides us, MENTOR research shows that there is something the majority of Americans agree on: mentoring relationships are powerful tools for connection and are critical to our country’s future.

  • Americans are overwhelmingly crossing racial, economic, and other bridges to mentor young people outside their families.

  • More than 80% of adults agree with government investment in mentoring, and more than two-thirds are already mentoring or willing to consider it.

2019 was a great year for the Mentoring Program and here are just a few of our accomplishments:

  • As of today there over 100 active Partnerships 

  • 23 youth were matched with a Senior Partner

  • 768 kids attended 87 activities such as rafting, Get Air, and mountain biking

  • Adult volunteers spent over 11,000 hours mentoring young people in Mesa County

  • Positive collaborations include CMU and Colorado Canyons Association

Questions/Concerns?
Please contact our amazing mentoring staff:
 
Blake Ammon, Program Manager
bammon@mesapartners.org
970-730-2069 
Mary D'Amico, Case Manager
MDAmico@mesapartners.org
970-730-2037
Joe Funk, Case Manager
jfunk@mesapartners.org
970-730-2060
Main phone: 970-245-5555 ext. 101, 108, or 105
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From bottom left to top right: Joe, Blake, and Mary!