The Community Based Mentoring (CBM) program serves youth, ages 7 to 17 who benefit from having another trusted adult in their life. Youth are referred to the program by community agencies and individuals such as school counselors, Department of Human Services, Integrated Community, and others. Each youth mentee is carefully matched with an adult volunteer mentor that is recruited, screened, trained, and supervised by a Partners Case Manager. Each Mentor makes a commitment to spend one to three hours a week for a minimum of 12 months with their Mentee.
The Mentor serves as a friend, advocate, and role model to the Mentee. PRC provides ongoing support and training to Mentors as well as monthly group recreational and life skill activities for partnerships to participate in. Additionally, Mentees waiting to be matched receive services through our Nexus waitlist program, where case managers take just these youth on group recreational activities.
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The Partners Youth Scholarship supports youth who have been involved in a Partners program as they pursue higher education, including college, university, trade school, or a certification program. This scholarship provides opportunity and encouragement to pursue continued education for youth with financial need who have participated in Partners programs.
Nexus is Latin for "next in line" and is a program that provides engaging activities to unmatched youth on our waitlist for Community Based Mentoring. The program serves youth, ages 6 to 17 who benefit from having another trusted adult in their life. Youth are referred to the program by community agencies and individuals such as school counselors, Department of Human Services, Integrated Community, and others.
For people who would like to support local youth but do not have a lot of time, Partners developed a new opportunity to help one to two times per month for six months as an Activity Volunteer.
Activity Volunteers are paired with three to four youth for monthly activities planned and paid for by Partners. Volunteers fill out an application, participate in an interview, undergo a background check with fingerprinting, attend a mentor training and provide references.
The School Based Mentoring program model places part-time screened, trained, and supervised mentors at some of the schools in Routt County. Mentors provide guidance, support and tutoring to each of their 10 target students whose qualifying criteria are similar to the Community Based Mentoring Program. Mentors spend a minimum of one hour per week with each of their target students, promoting the elements of positive youth development, and assisting with academics, social-emotional issues, and decisions-making skills. They also plan and implement weekly in-school and after-school programs, and service-learning opportunities which are offered to all students in their respective schools.