Partners Mentoring Youth was founded in 1978 as Larimer County Partners, Inc. in response to a need that was lacking in Northern Colorado. Community leaders in the 1970's saw a dramatic increase in the number of youth offending, entering the Juvenile Justice system and then re-offending. The District Attorney, Mayor and other business and community leaders, seeking ways to help these youth, found the Partners model being used effectively in Denver as a youth-mentoring program. We have since changed our name to Partners Mentoring Youth and are an affiliate in the statewide Partners Mentoring Association (PMA).
Though originally established as an intervention program for youth already involved in the court system, the Partners model has evolved over time to more of a "prevention" based approach. Partners now focuses on the goal of understanding children who are at risk of not reaching their full potential in life, and working to serve them early on in their lives.
Partners Mentoring Youth celebrated its first Partnership in Fort Collins in 1979 and has since expanded to serve youth throughout Larimer and Weld County, establishing itself as a leader in mentoring in northern Colorado. To find out how to get involved, click here.