March Mentoring Madness

Thank you to everyone for the many ways you showed support for Partners throughout our first annual March Mentoring Madness in 2019. We had a fantastic time celebrating our mentors and youth, spreading the word about our programs, and connecting with new friends across the community.

A “slam dunk” on our recruitment goal!
Our goal was to recruit 5 new Senior Partners throughout March Mentoring Madness…. we are thrilled to announce that instead, we recruited 13 new Senior Partners! We are now hard at work helping these folks through the Senior Partner application, training, and onboarding process so that we can get them each matched with an awesome Junior Partner!

Welcome gifts for new Senior Partners
Since the other March Madness actually culminates in April (not March!), Partners decided that our March Mentoring Madness should also culminate in April, which is – fittingly – National Volunteer Month! One way we celebrated was to offer a chance for new Senior Partners to win an awesome welcome gift:

  • Basketball swag from the Washington Wizards: A jersey signed by Bradley Beal & ball signed by John Wall 👉 Winner: Scott Adams
  • Gift certificate for you to get $50 of fabulous gear at Hard Headed Steamboat 👉 Winner: Mike Stoltz
  • Soaring adventure over the Yampa River Valley: A summertime hot air balloon ride with Wild West Balloon Adventures 👉 Winner: James Miller

Why does Partners need a “March Mentoring Madness” to recruit?

There is a “mentoring gap” across the country – 1 in 3 youth report growing up without a trusted adult – and Routt County is no exception. As of February 2019, Partners has 25 youth on our waitlist to be matched with a mentor. Our work depends on the support of the community and the involvement of committed volunteer mentors. Routt County youth need YOU to become a Senior Partner! Click here for more information and to download a volunteer application.


2019 schedule:

All month – Shop the donation rack at Deja Vu – Proceeds to go support Partners
Wednesdays (March 6, 13, 20, 27) – Co-hosting Mountain Tap Trivia Nights, 6pm
March 5 – Speaking at the Ski Town USA Rotary Club breakfast meeting, 7am
March 5 – Speaking at the Routt County Commissioners & Steamboat Springs City Council meetings
March 9 – Bake sale at ACE Hardware – Proceeds go to Partners, 10am-3pm
March 10 – Youth outing to Wranglers hockey game, Noon
March 11 – Co-hosting “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” film at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 6:30pm
March 12 – Co-hosting Wing Night at The Tap House – Proceeds go to Partners, 4:30-8pm
March 14 – Co-hosting the Twisted Trails / BARley Beer Run, 6pm
March 16 – Snowmobiling activity for Partners youth & mentors
March 18 – Speaking at the SoRoCo Board of Education meeting, 5:30pm
March 19 – Speaking at the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs lunch meeting, Noon
March 21 – Co-hosting March Madness happy hour at Dude & Dan’s, 3-6pm
March 21 – Partners Hockey Team end of season party, 5pm
March 24 – Info table at the UMC Heart of Steamboat
March 25“Gentle Yoga” donation class at Yoga Center of Steamboat – Proceeds go to support Partners, 12:30-1:30pm
March 25 – Co-hosting March Madness happy hour at The BARley – Proceeds go to support Partners, 4-7pm


Connect with us!

Want to invite Partners to co-host one of your events outside of the month of March? Want to help spread the word to your employees or members about supporting Partners? Want to learn more about our programs? Have another question? Contact Maura at maura@partnersrouttcounty.org.

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