Benefiting Local Kids and Young Adults

Because each child deserves a future of limitless possibility

All young people have the potential to succeed in life and contribute to society. However, not all children and young adults get the support they need to thrive. Metro Denver Partners has been working in the community since 1968 to encourage Denver area youth to pursue brighter futures through mentoring, and began working in gang intervention and prevention in 1991 with our Gang Rescue And Support Program (GRASP).

Mentoring

Whether it's talking through a family issue or just hanging out together – mentors can give a youth the support, advice, and friendship that makes a real difference in their lives.

Partners matches youth ages 8-17 with an adult, volunteer mentor. Each adult volunteer is thoroughly screened using a criminal background check, driving record review, proof of car insurance and driver’s license, four personal references, and an intensive personal interview and training process.

Partners provides support to youth and mentors, and also helps families access vital community resources.

For more information, please visit Metro Denver Partners' website.

Gang Intervention and Prevention

GRASP is successfully helping youth struggling with gang issues. Staff guide the young people in bringing positive changes to their lives. The staff is comprised of former gang members and people who have been personally impacted by gang violence.

GRASP provides weekly group sessions that cover topics such as civil rights, healthy relationships, cultural significance, and coping with anger and grief.This program also provides tattoo removal in exchange for community service. GRASP offers positive alternative activities, such as sweat lodge visits, dances, and snowboarding trips.

For more information, please visit GRASP's website.