2015 National Mentoring Month Celebration

Click here to read the over 75 tributes to mentors for National Thank Your Mentor day.  Click here to see the published National Mentoring Month/Thank Your Mentor section of the Steamboat Today including inspiring stories from two of our partnerships.  You can also visit our Facebook page to see photos of our Flamingo Fundraiser.   …Read the full article

World spins in unanticipated ways for Colombian girl, teen mentor

By Tom Ross, Steamboat Pilot and Today – Sunday, June 8, 2014 When Sofia Rodriguez and Sarah MacCarthy first got together nine years ago through Partners in Routt County, Rodriguez was an 8-year-old from Colombia who didn’t speak a word of English, and MacCarthy was a high school junior intent on going back to Junior …Read the full article

Living Confidently and Dreaming Big

My last day with Partners in Routt County will be May 16th, and I wanted to write a blog post paying homage to the wonderful organization that is PRC. I was 21, about to graduate from college with a Bachelor’s in English of all things, and did not have a clue what I wanted to …Read the full article

Thanks for Being a Light in a Child’s Life

At this year’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner we gave our volunteers a flashlight to thank them for being a light in a child’s life.  Below is the message that went along with the gift. As I pondered what it means to be a light several analogies came to mind: First, the Flashlight It lights the way …Read the full article

Allowing the Inevitable Mistakes

Our final blog post in the series, “Who Mentored YOU,” is from Partners in Routt County’s Strawberry Park AmeriCorps School-Based Mentor, Brooke Newton. Brooke is from Austin, Texas and graduated in 2011 from St. Edwards University. This past year she worked for AmeriCorps as an after school science instructor for at-risk elementary schools. Here is what …Read the full article

Learning to Dance in the Rain

Danielle Aimone is one of our School-Based Mentors serving at Hayden Middle School during the 2013-2014 school year. Danielle is originally from New York City and graduated from Boston University in May of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Women Studies. In college, she participated in a part-time AmeriCorps program, as …Read the full article

The Yellow Brick Road of Life

Our next blog post comes from AmeriCorps School-Based Mentor, Lauren Demicco. Lauren is working at Steamboat Springs Middle School this year and loves working with kids! Lauren comes from a small town in central Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Earth Science Education. This is what Lauren had to say …Read the full article

Paying it Forward

Our next blog post comes from Becky Kruger, one of our elementary AmeriCorps School-Based Mentors at Soda Creek Elementary School. Becky was born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO and graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, NE in May of 2013 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She is interested in pursuing a …Read the full article

Creating Connection

This week’s mentor blog post comes from Marta Galan, School-Based Mentor at Hayden Middle School. Marta is originally from Camarillo, CA and moved to Seattle, WA to pursue her undergraduate degree in Public Health. Throughout her undergraduate career she gained much knowledge and interest regarding various aspects of adolescent development and health. Hoping to continue her …Read the full article

Finding Center

Nick Loeb is one of Partners’ School-Based Mentors in Soroco Middle School. Nick is originally from Takoma Park, MD outside of Washington D.C. He attended college at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT where he received his B.S. in Biology. Nick has spent the last three summers working in the Steamboat Springs area doing conservation …Read the full article