Youth Mentoring - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
Data Provided By
Mile High United Way - MHUW
Description of Service
Recruits, screens and trains volunteer mentors and matches them in one-to-one relationships with children facing adversity. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community the program is accountable for each child achieving:
- Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors
- Educational success
Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson counties
RTD #1, 9
Call for more information or submit an online application. Referrals can be made by parents, extended family members, family friends, teachers, school counselors, therapists, coaches or youth leaders. Adults and youth are screened and interviewed prior to being matched.
Child and mentor will decide on meeting times and locations.
- At least 21 years of age.
- Is willing to meet with their Little Brother or Little Sister at least twice a month in the Community Program and 1-2 times a month in the Sports Buddies Program.
- Has a safe driving record.
- Must pass a background check conducted by our staff.
- Between the ages of 8-12 at the time of enrollment
- From a single parent household, kinship care, or has a parent currently incarcerated or has been incarcerated during the child's lifetime.
- Is low income or facing adversity.
- Is interested in participating in the program.
- Is in the right place to start the program.
- Is from an active-duty or killed-in-action military family.