Boulder County seeks mentors to help change the lives of juveniles
Boulder County is looking for volunteers willing to dedicate their time weekly in order to help achieve what could be life-long changes in the lives of local teens.
The Boulder County Community Services Mentor Program is seeking adults who can work well with teens, be a positive role model, and commit to three hours a week mentoring a teen – which essentially consists of spending time doing the things they love, whether that’s going to a ballgame, watching a movie or just grabbing a bite to eat.
The Mentoring Program matches adults and juveniles one-on-one in order to provide the youth with enduring links to positive supports in the community. Adult role models who are not involved in the justice system provide the teens with a unique support relationship that can promote the development of positive assets and reduce the likelihood of recidivism. Mentors also provide individual attention that separates teens from the potential influences of higher-risk peers.
Volunteers are required to complete a 13-hour training and commit to mentor a teen for one year. The training will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 19 and Thursday Oct. 21, and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23.
Mentors will meet with their teens once a week for several hours, according to a flexible schedule that meets their needs and the schedule of their mentees. Mentors can plan activities that meet their interests; current mentoring pairs have participated in activities such as pottery painting, horseback riding, dance classes, movies and more.
All prospective mentors must pass a criminal background check. For more information or to sign up, contact the Justice System Volunteer Program at 303-441-3718 or email