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January 18, 2017

Make a difference – Become a Boulder County juvenile mentor

a positive role model and help change the life of a local teenager

Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder
County Youth Mentoring Program is looking for adult volunteers who can dedicate
their time on a weekly basis to help local youth -- who are involved with
various county services -- achieve positive life changes.

Many teenagers who
become involved in the system come from a difficult family situation or have
suffered trauma. They also face the challenge of negative peer influences. The
mentoring program matches adults and juveniles one-on-one to provide the youth
with enduring links to positive support in the community.

As an adult
role model, you will help these teenagers gain a unique supportive relationship
that can reduce the likelihood they will get in trouble with authorities in the
future. Volunteer time consists of activities enjoyed by both participants. Current
mentoring pairs attend sporting events, paint pottery, go horseback riding, do dance
classes, build models and go to movies together.

complete an evening orientation before they begin the mentor program and need
to commit to mentor a teen for one year once they are matched. Mentors will meet with their teens weekly for
2-3 hours according to a flexible schedule that meets their needs and the
schedule of their mentees. As a mentor, you will be reimbursed for mileage and
the cost of the teenager’s activities for mentoring-related trips.

prospective mentors must pass a criminal background check. The deadline for
applications is Friday, Feb. 17. For application information and additional
details, contact the Justice System Volunteer Program at 303-441-4890, or