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2024 Annual Colorado Mentoring Summit

October 16-17

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Join us in celebrating

Pride Mentoring 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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Within the LGBTQ+ community, mentorship can play a key role in increasing young people’s access to inclusive spaces where they can be who they are without fear of judgement or persecution. At MENTOR, we are committed to creating a movement that serves all young people by connecting them with individuals and communities that are invested in their success and well-being.

There are many ways to show up for LGBTQ+ youth this month and beyond:

1. LGBTQ Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring


2. GLESN Pronoun Guide

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3. Human Rights Campaign: Resources for Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

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4. College Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Youth

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5. Amplify mentorship by sharing your mentoring story.

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6. Learn more about the Trevor Project and how to advocate for the rights and futures of LGBTQ+ youth.

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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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