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For The Love of Art

This year, our wonderful School Based Mentor at the Steamboat Springs Middle School, Taylor, ran an afterschool club called ‘For the Love of Art’. SSMS students joined Taylor at the Boys and Girls Club every week to work on art projects and practice mindfulness! Taylor’s students were going to have their art featured at the First Friday Artwalk in April, which was sadly postponed due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to seeing their work in person but until then, we can all enjoy it virtually!

Thank you to Taylor, the Boys and Girls Club of Steamboat, and especially to all the SSMS students who put so much creativity and passion into their art projects.

Partners School Based Mentoring (SBM) Program places part- time mentors in six schools throughout Routt County

Participating schools include:

Steamboat Springs Middle and High Schools

South Routt Middle and High Schools

North Routt Community Charter School

Mountain Village Montessori Charter School

  • School Based Mentors provide academic and social emotional support and positive guidance to a case load of 10 target students.
  • Target students are identified and referred to the program based on teacher, counselor, and/or administrator recommendation, and are students who can benefit from additional support during the school day.
  • School Based Mentors also work with non-target students and plan and implement in-school and after-school groups, clubs and activities- including field trips!
  • Mentors spend a minimum of one hour, one-on-one, each week with their target students, for the duration of the school year.
  • Mentors check in on students’ emotional wellness, goals, attendance, grades, and connect via intentional activities focused on the social-emotional aspects of students’ lives. 

 Peer Mentoring:
In the 2018-2019 school year, Partners in Routt County ran a student- led peer-mentoring with South Routt middle and high school students utilizing the Denver based Friends First STARS (Students Teaching About Relationships and Success) curriculum. Each week, supervised by PRC School Based Mentoring Program Manager and school staff, six high school mentors met with their middle school mentees and facilitated a check in and intentional activity. This is exciting new program will be continued for the 2019-2020 school year. 

For more information, contact Jen Smith at 970-879-6141 ext. 309 or