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Partners (formerly Partners Mentoring Youth) has been serving youth and families since our organization was founded in 1978. (The Estes Park Office was started in 1996.) Through the years we have continually sought to best meet the needs of our community, and have expanded our programs, service area, and mission to do so.

Our Community-Based Mentoring Program was established as an intervention strategy for youth entering the juvenile justice system in Larimer County, and has evolved to more of prevention-based approach to serve kids who are facing risk factors at an earlier stage. When it was clear that we should expand to have offices in Estes Park and Greeley, we did so. When we saw there was a need for more adult support in schools, we created our School-Based Mentoring program in conjunction with local school districts. When our community was at-risk of losing important universal prevention education services, we expanded our mission and programming.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment
To ensure everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential, Partners is committed to championing equitable practices and policies at all levels of our organization. We believe that diversity brings strength, and we strive to create a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all.

Our Values: committed, uplifting, proven, supportive, inclusive, anti-racist.

Our kids are ages 7-18, with diverse interests and needs. We focus on providing services to youth who are facing challenges and need
extra support. We match youth with mentors based on shared interests, common values, and logistical preferences. Partners provides
volunteers with training and support, to help every mentor succeed. Our program has impressive results, and the local youth who participate gain social skills, improved confidence, better decision-making abilities, and hope for the future. Partners currently has mentoring programs and volunteer opportunities in all of Larimer County and northern Weld County.

Mentoring: We’ve been providing high-quality youth mentoring services for over four decades. Learn why mentoring matters for local youth, and how you can get involved. Volunteer positions: Community-Based Mentor, School-Based Mentor, Activity Volunteer, Advisory Council Member.

Prevention Education: Our newest prevention education programs aim to provide education, resources, and support for youth, caregivers, and families throughout our community.

Strategic Partnerships: We want to ensure our community is healthy and thriving. To this end, we lead community associations and coalitions to address persistent challenges.

Get Involved: Partners relies on community member to help us create a better future for our community and our youth. Learn more about how you can invest in our organization.


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Kathy Whitacre
Program Coordinator