Middle School Mentoring Program

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Mentors will spend time with their student, during the lunch hour at the school. The hour might be spent helping the student with homework, providing encouragement, problem solving, providing an ear for students who need a positive adult role model in their life, playing a fun game or even shooting some hoops.

During the 2018 - 2019 school year, more than a total of 170 mentors were working with students in six schools: Heaton Middle School, Liberty Point International School, Pueblo Academy of Arts, Roncalli STEM Academy, Heroes K-8 Academy, and Vineland Middle School. Mentors were paired with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

Join Our Team!

Middle School Mentoring Program Coordinator

United Way of Pueblo County seeks an organized and responsible individual for the contract position of a part-time (approximately 20 – 25 hours per week) program coordinator for the United Way Middle School Mentor Program.


Candidate must possess excellent communication (speaking/writing), volunteer recruitment, outreach/promotion and customer service skills. Must possess high attention to detail and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals including students, parents, school personnel and volunteers from the community. Individual will also serve as the coordinator of the Pueblo Mentoring Collaborative (PMC) committee to manage the strategic growth of the PMC and to promote the vision of better services, enhanced collaboration, improved resources and to place more youth in quality mentor relationships.


Some evening and weekend work related to special events and meetings will be required. Associate degree or 3 to 5 years experience in a related field.


Send cover letter and resume by June 4th to Search and Screen Committee, UWPC, PO Box 11566, Pueblo, CO 81001.

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Fall 2019 - End of the School Year


Participating Pueblo City Schools and District #70 Middle Schools


Mentors are asked to spend just 1 hour per week with their student during the lunch hour through the duration of the program


Employees that are available one hour a week, free time or flex time, during lunch to mentor a student. Having time, being committed and attentive during the time with the student is crucial.

Safety Screening required for all potential mentors:
• Criminal History & Child Abuse Registry • References
• Personal Interview • Training

In January 2012, United Way of Pueblo County began a pilot mentorship program in coordination with Heaton Middle School aimed at pairing nurturing adults as positive mentors with 6th grade students. After evaluating the one semester pilot, the program showed signs of success including improvements in behavior, grades and test scores and was expanded upon to reach additional students.

Mission Statement

The mentoring programs will provide the framework for positive relationships between the business community, school community and the community at large. These relationships will allow the student to make positive connections between the world of work, school and their community. Students will be helped to develop personal skills and career awareness in order to make better life‑long decisions and contributions.

Goals and Objectives

1.To provide positive relationships with caring adults.
2.To provide a framework for positive future growth and decision making skills.
3.To help develop effective problem solving skills and effective communication skills.
4.To help an individual develop his/her own vision for the future.
5.To encourage individuals to develop to their fullest potential.
6.To help meet student's needs as communities provide resources and expertise to schools.
7.To build a sense of community (classroom, school, town/county, state...global)
8.To create opportunities for:
a.  Positive connections between businesses, schools and their communities.
   b.  Create awareness and exploration.


Thank you to our 2017-2018 Middle School Mentors!

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