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Partners in Routt County

We build resilient youth in Routt County by creating & supporting meaningful mentoring relationships. Our Community & School-Based Mentoring Programs currently serve over 500 youth each year. Your financial support is essential to our ability to fulfill this mission. Thank you for your support!

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Community Based One-to-One Mentoring

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)
Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Male Children (5 - 14 years)
Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

PRC's One-to-One Youth Mentoring program serves youth, ages 6-17 who are referred by other youth serving professionals for the purpose of receiving additional support and encouragement from a positive adult mentor. Each youth (Junior Partner) is matched with an adult volunteer (Senior Partner) who is recruited, screened, trained, and supervised by PRC. The Senior Partner makes a commitment to spend a few hours a week with his or her Junior Partner for a minimum of one year. The Senior Partner serves as friend, advocate, and role model to the Junior Partner. Senior Partners receive ongoing support and training, and monthly group recreational activities are provided for partnerships to attend. An annual Life Skills Camp is also offered to Junior Partners ages 12-15 to promote team building, positive communication, and other Partners outcomes.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The surveys mentioned above have revealed increases in self-esteem, commitment to school, bonding with adults, decision-making skills, perceived risk of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) and attitudes against ATOD.

School-Based Mentoring Program

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Female Children (5 - 14 years)
Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Male Children (5 - 14 years)
Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

The 2017-18 Partners School-Based Mentoring Program (SBM) will provide five full-time AmeriCorps members and five part-time mentors to nine Routt County schools. All mentors will be screened and trained prior to school placements. Partner's Program Manager and staff provides mentor support, supervision and case management. The mentors provide guidance, support and tutoring to each of their 10 target students whose qualifying criteria include low income, victims of abuse or neglect, familial incarceration, substance abuse, etc. Additionally, the SBMs may also work with non-target students, implement in-school and after-school clubs and activities. Providing this positive support allows students the opportunity to focus on academics, increase school performance and engagement, all of which contributes to higher graduation rates, college preparedness and/or seeking post-secondary education.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Since the program's inception, PRC has seen improvements in Self-Esteem, Commitment to School, Bonding to Adults, Decision-Making Skills, Individual Delinquency, Acceptance of Interpersonal Violence, Perceived Risk of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs ("ATOD") Use, and Attitudes Against ATOD Use with the results gathered from the pre- and post-surveys. The surveys are given to target students at both the beginning and the end of the school year.

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