Aurora Youth Options (AYO) works with middle and high
school-aged youth and their families to navigate, connect and provide positive, individualized resources to help youth thrive.

Aurora Youth Options
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AYO se movio
 La nuevo locacion de AYO es ubicado en una nueva localizacion en el  Hoffman Building 1298 Peoria St. Aurora, Co 80011. La entrada esta en el lado sur nivel del jardin.  

AYO has moved
AYO's new location is in the Hoffman Building 1298 Peoria St. Aurora, CO 80011.Our entrance is on the south side garden level.


Mentoring Matters!

Aurora Youth Options, Aurora Mental Health Center's youth service and mentoring program, is featured as among the top 50 mentoring programs in the United States by Esquire magazine. Esquire looked at hundreds of organizations and focused on three criteria to arrive at the ones listed throughout their database—reasonable adherence to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring guide, developed by MENTOR, the national mentoring organization; expert referrals; and potential interest to men. See for more information. Congratulations, AYO!

January is National Mentoring Month!  Did you know that nearly half the population of young people between the ages of 10 and 18 live in situations that put them at risk of not living up to their potential (  Mentors can help turn a negative situation into a life lesson, exploring variables without judgment.  AYO is recruiting mentors and we need your help.  Please plan to attend our FRIENDRAISER, January 29, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm at Baker Street Pub and Grill, 8101 East Belleview Avenue, Denver, CO 80237.  Bring folks who would like to learn more about mentoring! 


On-Going Activities

Youth Survey Drop-In Nights

Youth interested in participating in the Aurora Youth Options program should attend a Drop-In Night to complete the Youth Survey. 
Every Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm at the AYO office in the Hoffman Building at 1298 Peoria St. Aurora, CO 80011.