The Buddy Program’s Community Program is our traditional and longest running Mentoring program!
- Buddy Pairs meet three to four times a month to spend one-on-one time together.
- Through mandatory screening, training, and regular case management, TBP stresses to Big Buddies the importance of consistency in building and maintaining a mentoring relationship.
- This program is available to youth and adults living in the geographical area of Aspen to Carbondale, Colorado.
Do What You Like:
Buddy Pairs spend their time doing something they both enjoy on their own or engage in a variety of free Buddy Activities that are organized by Buddy Program staff, including:
What mentors think about this mentoring experience:
“Being a mentor has meant a great deal to me. The Buddy Program is meaningful and changes lives. I feel such pride for all my Little Buddy has accomplished and if anything, as long as she has a fulfilling and joyful life, then I am BLESSED!” – Former Big Buddy
“Without being or doing anything special, you can give an impressionable teenager a window into another world, making both your lives better.” – Current Big Buddy
“Seeing the growth of my Buddy season after season, year after year, gave me the sense of fulfillment I needed, while providing the mentorship that my Buddy deserves. Additionally, collaborating with incredible Buddy Program mentors from our community, who work to forge an improved future for dozens of youth that will eventually be leaders in our Valley, has brought me a never before experienced sense of pride.” – Current Big Buddy
The Buddy Program offers over 20 free activities and special opportunities per year for Buddy Pairs in the Community Program to engage in educational, environmental, creative and outreach aspects of the community.
The Buddy Program also has arrangements with local businesses that provide discounted products and services to our Community Program Buddy Pairs when they are together.
Little Buddies have opportunities twice a year for Empowerment Scholarships which is $100 awarded to an activity of their choosing.
On average, our Buddy Pairs stay together for 3-4 years (over twice the national average of other mentoring programs).
Mentors, youth and families receive coaching and support from a Case Manager throughout your entire relationship.
The Buddy Program also offers forums for mentors to connect with other mentors and enhance your mentoring skills.
You have the ability to “mentor ONE child, and change TWO lives” and we are here to help!