YouthPower365’s Parent Mentor program gives parents within our community the chance to be heard, gain education, become leaders, develop advocacy skills and build capacity to enrich the community and best support their own children’s learning. Parents and/or grandparents of children enrolled in Eagle County Schools apply to become regularly scheduled volunteers with a classroom teacher for the course of one school year. Through observation, modeling and mentoring, the participants become active supports in the success of each student in the classroom and their own children.
To engage families with young children and best prepare them for entering Kindergarten successfully, the program offers an Early Learning Program at select schools, while parents volunteer. An additional component of the program is training which includes a three day intensive course on strengths-based skill development and two hours of professional development weekly on topics ranging from academic strategies in the primary grades to personal well-being, growth and professionalism.
YouthPower365 is extremely grateful for the support provided by: Catholic Charities, Colorado Mountain College, Daniel’s Fund, Eagle County Government, Eagle County School District, Eagle River Youth Coalition, Eagle Valley Library District, Efec, The George Family Foundation, InteGreat!, Jared Polis Foundation Fund, Literacy Project, Quest Foundation, Sidney E. Frank – CO Fund, Speak Up Reach Out (SURO), Tony Grampsas Youth Services, Town of Avon, United Way, Vail Valley Cares and Valley Settlement Project.