Our Impact

Metro Denver Partners matches at-risk youth, ages 8-17, with adult volunteer mentors.

Youth in our program reside in Denver County and are deemed at-risk by the youth service agencies that refer them to our organization. 

Our Partnerships (mentor and mentee matches) spend an average of 3 hours per week together for at least a year. Mentoring at Metro Denver Partners is community-based and one-on-one.

To date, Metro Denver Partners has served over 16,500 youth. Services provided to these youth and volunteers include: ongoing case management; educational/recreational activities; training for youth, parents, and volunteers; gang intervention/prevention services; and community service projects.

Kids change significantly after one year in a Partnership:

  • Less self-reported delinquency

  • Increased bonding with an adult other than a family member

  • Increased self-esteem and self-efficacy

  • Increased commitment to not use alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs


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Annual Report
Annual Report

Learn more about Partners impact by browsing through our annual reports.

Profile of Youth Receiving Services
Profile of Youth

Boys and girls between the ages of 8-17 are accepted into the program upon referral by their school counselors, social services, juvenile court or other human service agencies. Most of these youth are experiencing difficulties in school, at home, or with their peers.

GRASP Program
GRASP Program

GRASP (Gang Rescue and Support Project) is a peer-run intervention program that works with youth who are at-risk of gang involvement or are presently active in gangs.