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2024 Annual Colorado Mentoring Summit

October 16-17

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Join us in celebrating

National Mental Health Awareness Month


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Virtual and in-person spaces for learning and connecting

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Join us in celebrating

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month


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Our Vision

Every young person in Colorado will have the supportive relationships they need to grow, connect, and thrive.

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In May we celebrate multiple themes, each of which provide the opportunity to show up for youth in various spaces. We recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and invite you to join us in advocating for the mental and physical health and well-being of our nation’s young people. We also encourage you to increase efforts on behalf of those growing up, and aging out, of the foster system.

There are many ways to show up for youth this month:

1. Mentoring & Supporting Young People's Mental Health & Well-Being

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2. Mentoring for Youth with Mental Health Challenges

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3. Mentoring for Youth in Foster Care

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4. Demonstrating the Power of Sports Through Peer Mentoring

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5. Mentoring and Mental Health

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6. Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

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7. Amplify mentorship by sharing your mentoring story.

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Mentoring and Mental Health

We're thrilled to share the insightful video below featuring MENTOR Colorado Executive Director Lindsey Cali, SCD Enrichment Program Founder/CEO Shalelia Dillard, and STAR Girlz Empowerment Founder/Executive Director Shalonda Palmer. Premiered before an audience of over 1,300 at the 2024 MENTOR National Mentoring Summit, this video highlights the vital connection between mentoring and mental health.

Mentoring Black and Brown Girls

Another inspiring video highlighting Colorado mentoring that premiered before an audience of over 1,300 at the 2024 MENTOR National Mentoring Summit! Witness how mentoring amplifies the connection that develops by knowing and overcoming shared struggles, and the transformative influence of representation. Special thanks to SCD Enrichment Program and STAR Girlz Empowerment for joining us in this important project.


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Mentoring is good but quality mentoring is better!  MENTOR Colorado exists to strengthen the quality of mentoring throughout Colorado by providing capacity building support to mentoring and youth serving programs.  

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Invest in Colorado's Youth

Your gift helps increase our capacity to close the mentoring gap and drive equity through quality mentoring relationships for young people.


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Raise your voice, share your knowledge, and affect positive change through engagement with Congress and other influencers in your communities by calling on them to prioritize relationships for young people.


Our Work

At MENTOR Colorado, our goal is clear: to ensure every young person in Colorado will have a quality mentoring relationship. We're on a mission to transform the quality and significantly increase the quantity of mentoring relationships for Colorado's young people.

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