United Way of Pueblo County Welcomes New Middle School Mentoring Coordinator
United Way of Pueblo County welcomes the addition of Tanya Simental as the organization’s recently appointed Middle School Mentoring Program Coordinator.
Simental will also serve as the coordinator of the Pueblo Mentoring Collaborative (PMC). Through these works, she will be able to direct her passion for promoting education and empowering youth. As coordinator of United Way’s Middle School Mentoring Program, Tanya will organize and oversee the operation of the program at six middle schools in Pueblo District 60 and 70, including recruiting and managing the program’s over 150 mentors.
“We are excited to bring Tanya onto our team,” stated Bianca Hicks, United Way director of marketing, events, and initiatives. “Tanya has already shown herself to be an asset to not only the Mentoring Program, but also to our organization as a whole. We are thankful to have her skillset and desire to support the youth in our community as well as our incredibly dedicated volunteer mentors and partner schools.”
Previously, Simental served as the YWCA Southern Colorado Volunteer Coordinator, a freelance grant writer, private tutor, and technical writer for OppenheimerFunds in Denver. Tanya is an advocate for educational freedom and for the past 23 years has managed the academics of her three children- Haley, David, and Hannah, who have attended homeschool, virtual classes, and traditional public school. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Boise State University and an Associate of Arts in Theatre from Central Wyoming College.