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.

 

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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 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

***POSTPONED!*** Pueblo Mentoring Celebration ~ Showcasing Pueblo’s Talented Youth: With the utmost regard to the safety and well-being of our event attendees and partners, the Pueblo Mentoring Collaborative (PMC) has made the difficult decision to postpone the January 27, 2022, Pueblo Mentoring Celebration: Showcasing Pueblo’s Talented Youth due to COVID-19 concerns. The PMC will continue to monitor the situation and reschedule at a later date in 2022, and we look forward to celebrating in person when the time is right.

The celebration is funded in part by an endowment from the Pueblo Human Relations Commission, an organization of the city and county of Pueblo. The event is also made possible by: Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County, Collaborative Management Program/HB 1451, First Presbyterian Church, Pueblo Youth Advisory Council, State of Grace Counseling, and United Way of Pueblo County.

For more information, email us at pmc.pueblo@gmail.com or call 719-647-0445.

 

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Mentoring Program Directory

One of the primary goals of the Collaborative Management Program and Pueblo Mentoring Collaborative 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

Want to find out more? Interested in staying up to date about what’s going on with mentoring in Pueblo and Colorado? Thinking about starting a mentoring program? We invite you to join our meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month. If you’d like to know more, please contact Tanya Simental, PMC Coordinator (719-647-0445).

Check the Events calendar for meeting details.

 

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