Youth Mentoring Collaborative

The 4th Annual Colorado Mentoring Symposium! 

Friday, May 1st, 2015 at the University of Denver in the Driscoll Ballroom and Sturm Hall

Join us for a lot of new and exciting features at this year's Symposium!  Register here.


7:45am-8:30am: Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30am-9:15am - Exciting opening session including talks from a Mentor/Mentee pair, door prizes, and learning about the latest in mentoring from a National level!

9:30am-11:00am - Session 1 (8-10 workshop options)

11:00-11:15am - coffee, snacks, networking

11:15am-12:30pm - Session 2 (8-10 workshop options)

12:30pm-1:45pm - New Networking Lunch & Resource Fair  (this year's lunch will feature intentional networking opportunities for mentoring program staff to talk with other colleagues about important topics in youth mentoring!) 

2:00pm-3:30pm Session 3 (8-10 workshop options)

3:30pm-3:45pm snacks & resource fair

3:45-5:00pm - 4 Tim Talks ("Today in Mentoring"), which feature powerful 15 minute speakers encouraging, motivating, and inspiring mentoring staff!  You don't want to miss this! 

Descriptions of breakout sessions 

Pre-Conference Session option:

1:30-4:30pm on Thursday, April 30th at the University of Denver in the Driscoll ballroom

"Poverty Simulation"  The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month.  It is a simulation, not a game.  The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people.  In  the simulation, participants assume the roles of 26 families facing poverty.  The task of the "families" is to provide for basic necessities and shelter during the course of four 15-minute "weeks."  Participants will have the opportunity to share their feelings and experiences and talk about what they learned about the lives of people in poverty.  

This is and EXCELLENT training for staff and volunteer mentors!   Goodwill Industries of Denver has provided this training for mentoring programs, nonprofits, and schools all over the Denver area.  The CMP is thrilled to be able to offer this to at the Symposium!  $15 additional fee per person.  Limited spaces available.  First come first serve. 

 Networking Happy Hour!  Thursday, April 30th from 5-7pm at the Roadhouse by DU.



Colorado Trust 

Community Reach Center 

First Bank

Verified Volunteers 

Secure Search


Rocky Mountain Human Services 








Our Vision 
To champion a collective movement in Colorado that will improve the number of quality mentoring relationships for young people.

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