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. Quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on youth in a variety of personal, academic, & professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet 1 in 3 will grow up without a mentor.
Since our NQMS work [with MENTOR Colorado] initiated 18 months ago, we've learned significantly and strengthened the direction of the organization. I realize that we had all of the ingredients needed, and it feels like we've put them together into a powerful cookbook now. The biggest component that came out of our work together was the importance of us owning this work internally and not looking to outside individuals to lead it. We know our programs, we know our participants, and we know our opportunities.
Thank you for being a part of this journey with us. What's come together in the past year has just been incredible.
- Seth Ehrlich, Executive Director of SOS Outreach