Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper visited Montrose on Saturday, Jan. 14, to recognize the one-to-one mentoring programs in the area. Specifically honoring the 25th anniversary of Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray, the governor talked about the value of mentoring.
He noted that a mentoring relationship has a significant impact on the lives of children and an equally strong influence on the volunteers who are mentors. In the larger picture, our communities benefit by these mentoring relationships by improving the lives and opportunities of the participants.
"Mentors play an essential role in preparing Colorado children for a bright future," the governor said in a proclamation declaring January as "Celebrate Mentoring Month" in Colorado. "Mentors backed by quality mentoring programs play a powerful role in preventing substance abuse and youth violence, as well as boosting academic achievement and workforce readiness. Mentors help ensure that Colorado's children will grow to their full potential as the next generation of leaders, helping to secure the future of this state and nation."
In attendance for the governor's address were representatives from Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray, Partners of Gunnison County and the one-to-one program in San Miguel County. A number of mentors and youth attended the event. All the mentoring programs have a large list of children waiting for a mentor.
For more information about the Partners mentoring program, visit www.partners-west.org or call the Delta office at 874-4661 or the Montrose office at 249-1116.blog comments powered by Disqus