Welcome to Chaffee County Mentors Programs
Chaffee County Mentors Program is committed to strengthening our community by connecting our young people to purpose and self-worth through positive one-on-one mentoring relationships.
Modeled after Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Traditional Mentoring provides one-on-one friendships to approximately 40 local youth ages 7 to 18. Adult mentors are matched with referred youth and serve as positive role models, supporters, and advocates. Youth are referred by parents, teachers, counselors, social workers, and other youth serving professionals and may or may not be facing challenges academically, socially, or economically.
In order to be a participant, it is important that the youth wants to be a part of the program for at least a year.
Volunteer mentors must be at least 21 years in age, have a genuine interest in young people, participate in pre-match screening and training, and commit to the program for at least one year.
Mentors and their mentees have the opportunity to participate in monthly group activities and other structured benefits throughout the Chaffee County area. In addition to mentors, volunteers are always needed to support group activities.
Today over 47 youth and young adults between the ages of 7 and 21 are participants of the program. Under FYI, our research-based mentoring programs have evolved to meet the unique needs of our community.