Mountain Mentors

Summit County Mountain Mentors is a well-established community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youth ages 8 to 16. 

Mountain Mentors’ mission is to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles through a consistent one-to-one relationship with an adult.

Purpose

A mentoring relationship with a caring adult can help a young person overcome certain obstacles and learn skills that will prove to be valuable in their maturation. Research has proven that youth in a consistent mentoring relationship do better in school and are less likely to begin using drugs or alcohol. They are also more likely to have a higher self-esteem.

Mentee Referral

  • Youth ages 8 to 15 may be referred by a family member, neighbor, school teacher, counselor, or themselves.
  • Please call 970-668-9182 or email mentors@summitcountyco.gov to refer a youth to the waitlist, and a program coordinator will contact you shortly.

THE PROGRAM CURRENTLY HAS A WAITLIST FOR YOUTH.

Apply to be part of Mountain Mentors today

APPLICATION IN ENGLISH FOR YOUTH AGES 8-16

Solicite ser parte de Mountain Mentors hoy

SOLICITUD EN ESPAÑOL PARA JÓVENES DE 8 A 16 AÑOS

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Volunteer as a Mentor 

  • Our volunteer mentors share a common passion for supporting young people.
  • Volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment, meeting eight hours each month with their mentee. 
  • Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. 
  • Before you apply, read the Mentor Position Description to see if the program is a good fit for your volunteer interests & learn more about the screening process. 
  • After reading the Mentor Position Description, fill out the Mountain Mentors Adult Volunteer Application.

Activities

Activities with your mentee can range from help with schoolwork, going to the recreation center, baking or cooking, crafts, science experiments, or participating in snow sports. A year-round activities program is offered to facilitate the relationship-building process between mentors and mentees. Mountain Mentors hosts an average of three group activities per month for mentors, youth, and families. These activities include art and performing arts classes, hiking, snow sports, bowling, an overnight hut trip, community events, and service activities such as volunteering at the Elks Lodge community dinner.