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

Becoming Cultured in Unexpected Places

Our next PRC blogger is Alice Bradford, School-Based Mentor at Soroco Middle School in Oak Creek. Alice comes from Port Angeles, Washington and is an alumni of the University of Washington with a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish. She is interested in continuing her education to eventually become a bilingual social worker or school counselor. …Read the full article

A constant state of ascension: How a cross country coach mentored me

  To continue our blog series, we move on to our School-Based Mentor placed in 5 Routt County middle and elementary schools. Our School-Based Mentoring program is made up of nine full-time AmeriCorps volunteers, who dedicate ten months of service to our at-risk youth here in Routt County by providing in school one-to-one mentoring, in …Read the full article

Learning about Life’s Distinctions

Our next blog post comes from our board member, Steve Hofman. Steve joined the Partners board in January of 2012, and we feel so fortunate to have him. Steve is a successful policy and communications consultant who has worked with a variety of people over his professional career including: the CEO of The Washington Post, advisor …Read the full article

Even a Few Minutes Make a Difference

Our blog post this week comes from Lindsay Kohler, Partners in Routt County’s School-Based Mentoring Program Manager. Lindsay approaches her fifth year with Partners with a multitude of different hats over the years. Lindsay came to Partners initially as an AmeriCorps School-Based Mentor working as a mentor in Steamboat Springs Middle School. She then took …Read the full article

To Give of Yourself

This week our blog post comes from our One-to-One Program Case Manager, Clarice Hubbell. Clarice handles all Junior Partner referral and intake procedures as well as Senior Partner screening and training. She also creates our partnerships and monitors all unmatched Junior Partners as well as first year and alumni partnership caseloads. This is what she had …Read the full article

Following the Cairns

This week our blog post comes from Michelle Petix, Partners in Routt County’s Executive Director. Michelle had a compelling story of her own upbringing that she wanted to share. I believe that everyone has mentors all around them.  From birth we mimic smiles and sounds, looking to others to show us the way, to help …Read the full article

Challenge Those You Love

During my last two years as a School-Based Mentor at Soroco Middle School, I got to know some amazing and inspiring individuals. Mostly under the age of 14. The students of Soroco Middle School will always have a special place in my heart, and I felt a real connection with one girl in particular who …Read the full article

Mufasa’s Mentoring Memory

From the beloved Lion King film, we all remember James Earl Jones’ deep rumbling voice as the king of the safari, Simba’s father, Mufasa. Also known for his vocal performance as the infamous Darth Vader, James Earl Jones is a world renowned actor known for his booming baritone. Would you guess that Jones once had …Read the full article