The overall purpose of the Pueblo Mentoring Collaborative is to build on current resources and address gaps in mentoring by building a community-wide system for communication and engaging, supporting and sustaining quality mentoring for Pueblo youth, young adults and families.

 

READY TO BECOME A MENTOR?

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What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is defined as a trusting relationship where a supportive individual provides support, guidance, and encouragement to a youth. Mentors are committed to developing a relationship with the mentee(s) that helps the mentee(s) reach their potential and transition successfully into adulthood. Common types of structured mentoring include group, peer, and one-to-one mentoring. Mentoring programs can also have specific goals including academic achievement, career preparation or behavior modification.

How does mentoring make a difference? 

Although mentors can fill any number of different roles, all mentors have the same goal in common: to help young people achieve their potential and discover their strengths. A mentor’s main purpose is to help a young person define individual goals and find ways to achieve them. Since the expectations of each individual will vary, the mentor’s job is to encourage the development of a flexible relationship that responds to both the mentor’s and the mentee’s needs.
By sharing fun activities and exposing a youth to new experiences, a mentor encourages positive choices, promotes high self-esteem, supports academic achievement, and introduces the young person to new ideas.

What are the requirements for becoming a mentor?

  • Be at least 18 years old (some programs may require applicant to be at least 21 years old)
  • Be committed to for a certain amount of hours of mentoring (programs vary on commitment)
  • Commitment and consistency to the mentoring relationship(s)
  • Applicants will be screened
  • Special requirements may vary by program

Mentoring helps youth, young adults and families succeed in school, work and life. Mentoring relationships that last for more than a year show higher outcomes for youth.

Youth who have had mentors set higher educational goals and are more likely to attend college than youth without mentors.

95% of youth who had a formal mentoring relationship said their mentoring experience was “helpful” and 86% of youth with a mentor said they were interested in becoming a mentor.

Upcoming Events

Next PMC Meeting – Thursday, September 19, 2019, 1:30 pm, at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County, 2601 Sprague Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004

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Mentoring Program Directory

One of the primary goals of CMP is to provide a program directory that connects local mentoring efforts and share access to programs in the Pueblo area. Feel free to contact these programs on your own for more information.

 

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About the Collaborative

If you are interested in staying up to date with what’s going on with mentoring in Pueblo and Colorado or have a program, join our meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month at various locations in Pueblo, CO.

Contact Tanya Simental, PMC Coordinator
(719-647-0445) for more information.