Make a positive impact in a youth’s life: Mentor them!
Our youth need us. They need our help to imagine the future and their place in it. This is vital to their success and for their future.
Me, a Mentor?!
Yes, any caring adult can mentor a young person.You do not need to be cool or exciting. We ask you to be yourself and work at developing this new relationship. Youth need a little bit of your time.The only mentor who fails is the one who does not show up.
I'm interested…How does this work?
Fill out the application below and email it to Natalie Kaiser. We will contact you to see what questions you might have as well as schedule a time to meet in person and get to know you better in order to make a good match. You will also need to pass a background check. After the paper work is done, the next step is attending training and getting matched with your mentee. We make matches based off of personality and interests.We will work to connect you with a youth who might share some of your same interests or personality traits.
Do they really need me?
Yes, we work with at-risk youth. An adult spending time with a young person is always beneficial, however we connect mentors with youth who face multiple life challenges.
Come to AYO's Monthly Happy Hours!
AYO’s Mentor Program Happy Hours are a time for current mentors and staff to connect and share their success stories as well as the challenges that they are experiencing in their match relationships. It is also a time for potential volunteers to come and learn more about the concept and importance of mentoring youth! Here are the next upcoming Happy Hour dates:
April 19th Volunteer Recognition Event: Joe’s Crab Shack (14025 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014) 5:30-7pm
May 5th Darcy’s (4955 S Ulster St #103, Denver, CO 80237) 5:30-7pm
June 2nd North County (94 Rampart Way, Denver, CO 80230) 5:30-7pm
July 7th Punch Bowl Social (65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203) 5:30-7pm
August 4th Sam’s No 3 (2580 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80014) 5:30-7pm
September 1st Darcy’s (4955 S Ulster St #103, Denver, CO 80237) 5:30-7pm
October 6th North County (94 Rampart Way, Denver, CO 80230) 5:30-7pm
November 3rd Punch Bowl Social (65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203) 5:30-7pm
December 1st Sam's No 3 (2580 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80014) 5:30-7pm