What is a Mentee?
Our mentees are community youth between the ages of 7 and 21 that want to be a part of the Chaffee County Mentor program and spend time with a positive adult mentor. Mentees spend time with their mentor engaging in activities that can be fun and exciting or laid and relaxing. Many of our mentor/mentee matches participate in activities from skiing to playing chess to rafting to making and eating dinner together.
Who are our mentees?
Some mentees might live in a single parent home, whose parent works two or three jobs. This mentee could really use a mentor that can give them the extra time and positive attention they need. Other mentees have a special interest, such a snowboarding, that their parents can’t provide. In this case, the mentee would be matched with someone who shares this specific interest. A Mentors PLUS mentee has been involved with the court system or has a special need to be met. These mentees are matched with a mentor that has professional experience in the mentee’s particular need.