The trustees of El Pomar Foundation of Colorado Springs recently selected Tandem Families to receive a grant in the amount of $5,000. The San Juan Regional Council recommended this grant "in recognition of the program's continuing achievement in service to the people living in the San Juan region of Colorado."
Tandem Families is a family-to-family mentoring program committed to establishing family mentoring for children facing challenging circumstances. The program recruits individual or family volunteers who mentor children and their families in Delta and Montrose counties. Mary Kirby, Child & Family Services clinical coordinator says, "Mentoring promotes a brighter future while making a positive difference for youth and their family."
Tandem (volunteer) families mentor children and their families. Through this ongoing process, children who face extra struggles learn healthier social, behavioral, and emotional skills. The child's family is also provided with support, parenting education and mentoring. Tandem Families provides referrals to community resources and serves children and families in Delta and Montrose counties. This is the work that El Pomar Foundation is supporting through its generous grant to Tandem Families.
Community members are encouraged to consider making a difference in the life of a child by becoming a mentor. Tandem Families is always recruiting individuals and families to serve as mentors. For more information on becoming a Tandem Family volunteer, contact Mary Kirby at 240-1085.blog comments powered by Disqus