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2024 Annual Colorado Mentoring Summit

October 16-17

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Volunteer Appreciation Month


This month is

Child Abuse Prevention Month and

National Sexual Assault Awareness 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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April marks Volunteer Appreciation Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month, as well as National Sexual Assault
Awareness Month. This month, we invite you to join us in honoring the mentors and mentoring advocates that work tirelessly to help close the mentoring gap. We also encourage you to hold space for youth that have impacted by abuse and assault, and to help create safe and supportive environments for them to heal. 

There are many ways to honor mentors and uplift youth this month:

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

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2. Read | "Creating a Colorado Where Children Grow Up Free From Sexual Abuse"

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3. Read | "Supporting Students Experiencing Childhood Trauma: Tips for Parents and Educators"

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4. Learn | Review a list of ways programs can express gratitude to volunteers.

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5. Learn | Check out mentor gratitude stories and ways to show thankfulness.

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6. Share | Amplify mentorship by sharing your story and thanking your mentor.

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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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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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