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.
|PROGRAM DIRECTORY REGISTRATION : Entry # 9|
|United Way of Pueblo County Middle School Mentoring Program|
|United Way of Pueblo County|
|P.O. Box 11566
Pueblo, Colorado 81001
|Do you have a supervisor/coordinator for your program?|
|Location of Mentoring|
|Hours of Commitment|
|Our program institutes a comprehensive mentor screening methodology grounded in the standards established by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership that includes:|
|Our program provides training prior to mentoring|
|Please describe your program and explain why it is considered a mentoring program, as defined below in the TERMS section.|
|The program offers both remote and in-person mentoring options. Typically, the mentor meets at the designated school once a week for one hour and has lunch with their assigned middle school student. If in-person meetings are not available due to health and safety guidelines, remote mentoring is available.|
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