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Youth Mentoring at APDC


                                                           YLA Mentoring program

Mentoring is a close connection between a young person and an adult that powerfully and positively shapes the young person’s future outlook and helps the young person to develop the desire and drive to flourish. The mentoring relationship provides a developmental opportunity for both mentors and mentees, and can thus be of mutual benefit. -Building Effective Mentoring Relationships


Program Objective

Our objective is to provide Asian American and Pacific Islander youth (mostly immigrants and refugees) the opportunity to grow academically and socially as well as help them transition successfully in their new home, Colorado, by providing a need based one-on-one mentorship relationship between mentees and caring adults.


What are the requirements to be a mentor?

  • Must be at least 19 years or older

  • Ability to commit for at least one year in mentoring relationship

  • Ability to commit to at least one hour meeting with a mentee per week or two hours bi-weekly

  • Passionate about youth growth, development, and success

  • Willing and ready to submit information for background check and screening

  • Enjoy learning and having fun with youth

  • No mentoring experience necessary. Training will be provided


Who are our mentees?

  • While we primarily AAPI, refugees and immigrant community, all ethnic groups are welcome

  • YLA mentoring is reserved for selected middle and high school aged YLA program participants only

  • The mentees age ranges from 11 to 14 years old

  • They are committed and want a caring adult in their life

  • Most of them are living in Metro Denver area



For more information please contact:

Helen Yu at:


Direct Phone: 303.923.2930

Phone: 303.923.2920 (Main)

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