Douglas County Partners provides services to at-risk youth, ages 8-17, primarily through matching them with adult volunteers in mentoring relationships.

 

Youth reside in Douglas 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 Douglas County Partners is community-based and one-on-one.

To date Partners has served over 16,000 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

 

 

We need you! Become a Mentor!