Mentoring Program Directory
Note: All mentoring programs are screened by the Pueblo Mentoring Collaborative (PMC) Steering Committee prior to listing. The PMC makes no guarantee of the program scope of services, policies, or procedures. Directory listings should serve as a starting point for exploring mentoring program options, and the PMC strongly recommends you perform independent research to determine which mentoring program best suits your needs.
|Mentoring Program||Organization||Contact Name||Phone||Website||More Info|
|Support Squad||Halfway Home Pueblo||William Wright||(719) firstname.lastname@example.org||halfwayhomepueblo.org||View program details|
|Dogg of Courage||Dogg of Courage||Chris M Carter||(719) email@example.com||View program details|
|Pueblo Police Explorer Program||Pueblo Police Department||Sergeant Nolan Welsh||(719) firstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.pueblo.us/445/Law-Enforcement-Explorer-Post-108||View program details|
|National Youth Project Using Minibikes||Southern Colorado Youth Development||Michael Riley||(719) email@example.com||www.southerncoloradoyouthdevelopment.com||View program details|
|State of Grace Mentoring||State of Grace Counseling||Lenny Ruiz||(719) firstname.lastname@example.org||stateofgracecounseling.com||View program details|
|Mentoring||First Presbyterian Church||Roger Ganger||(719) email@example.com||www.firstprespueblo.org||View program details|
|United Way of Pueblo County Middle School Mentoring Program||United Way of Pueblo County||Tanya Simental||(719) firstname.lastname@example.org||www.pueblounitedway.org/mentor||View program details|
|Be Great: Graduate!||Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County||Becky Medina||(719) email@example.com||bgcpckids.org||View program details|
These programs do not accept solicitations. They are listed here for those looking for mentoring program information only.
How to Choose a Quality Youth Mentoring Program
Our Program Directory is a great place to start when looking for a quality mentoring program. Here are some questions you can ask a program, based on a framework of six core standards of practice instituted by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership:
STANDARD #1: Recruitment
- Who are the mentors?
- What are the eligibility requirements?
STANDARD #2: Screening
- Does the program require mentor candidate background checks, including searching a national criminal records database, along with sex offender and child abuse registries and, when relevant, driving records?
- Does the program conduct personal interviews with each mentor candidate?
- Does the program check mentor candidate references?
STANDARD #3: Training
- Do mentors receive training prior to being matched with a youth?
STANDARD #4: Matching
- What factors are taken into consideration when matching mentors and mentees?
STANDARD #5: Monitoring and Support
- Does the program contact mentors, mentees, and parents/guardians on a regular basis to monitor the relationship?
STANDARD #6: Closure
- Does the program have a process for managing anticipated and unanticipated match closures?
For further information and more resources, visit www.mentoring.org. View a detailed list of core standards