Chaffee County Mentors

Salida and Buena Vista Mentor

Community-Based Mentoring

Modeled after Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Traditional Mentoring provides one-on-one friendships to approximately 40 local youth ages 7 to 18. Adult mentors are matched with referred youth and serve as positive role models, supporters, and advocates. Youth are referred by parents, teachers, counselors, social workers, and other youth professionals and may or may not be facing challenges academically, socially, or economically.

In order to be a participant, it is important that the youth wants to be a part of the program for at least a year.

Volunteer mentors must be at least 21 years in age, have a genuine interest in young people, participate in pre-match screening and training, and commit to the program for at least one year.

Mentors and their mentees have the opportunity to participate in monthly group activities and other structured benefits throughout the Chaffee County area. In addition to mentors, volunteers are always needed to support group activities.

To find out more contact Natalie Moore at 719-530-2582 or


What is a Mentor?
• Mentor Resources
     Free Activities
Success Stories

Referral Criteria and Referral Form

Know a local youth that could benefit from some mentoring help?

See our referral form (pdf)