Mentor a Youth


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 Mack Abernathy at 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 youth who are in need of additional support. An adult spending time with a young person is always beneficial, however we connect mentors with youth who face multiple life challenges. 

For more information, click here for the Mentor Flyer or contact AYO at 303.617.2660 or

Upcoming Events Save the Date:

Holiday Party: Come kick off the holiday season with AYO and your entire family! There will be food, games, music, dancing, a photo booth, and so much more! The entire Aurora community is welcome! Date and Location: Tuesday, December 6th from 6-8 pm at the Hoffman Building (1298 Peoria St., Aurora, CO 80011)

Holiday Basket Wrapping Party: Every year, Aurora Mental health Center collects gifts and other items for the Holidays to distribute to Aurora families in need! Join AYO staff on Thursday, December 15th from 4-6 pm at AYO (1298 Peoria St.) to wrap presents for our Holiday Basket recipients this year!


Mentor Specialists:

Natalie Kaiser, 303-617-2613,


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