Mentor Resources

  • Activities

    Things to Do

    Trouble coming up with things to do with your mentee? Run a race, visit a farmers market, make ice cream, and more!

  • Activities

    Free Denver Activities

    SCFD has a great online calendar with all sorts of free activities throughout Denver. Check it out!

  • Fundamentals & Basics

    The Five Stages of Mentoring

    This helpful guide lays out the typical progression of mentoring relationships and can help mentors understand their experiences at each stage.

  • Activities

    Denver on the Cheap

    Check out this website for all the free and cheap deals all around town. Calendars, coupons, and much more!

  • Activities

    The Mentoring Bible Study Series

    Looking for a quality resource with your mentee and the mentoring relationship in mind? Take a look at this series of six Bible studies, complete with background and activities to introduce mentees to Christianity.

  • Fundamentals & Basics

    Developmental Relationships

    Save Our Youth takes a primarily developmental approach to mentoring, emphasizing interactions that grow and maintain the relationship. This link provides further background and a helpful chart from Search Institute, based on its research into what helps kids develop well.

  • Fundamentals & Basics

    The 5 C's

    These flashcards provide mentors concrete ways to help mentees develop the fundamental 5 C's of positive youth development, provided by MENTOR and Lerner, Brittian, and Fay.

  • Fundamentals & Basics

    Money Matters

    Not sure how to handle money, gifts, or outings in your mentoring relationship? This graphic provides a brief look at the topic and some considerations for your mentoring.

  • Fundamentals & Basics

    Defining Boundaries

    Healthy relationships require observance of individual boundaries. Mentoring relationships are no different, and this graphic offers brief insights into how boundaries play an important role in the safety and growth of the mentee.

  • Fundamentals & Basics

    A Mentoring Story

    This article from Westword tells the story of one family whose journey eventually caused them to cross paths with Save Our Youth. Read their inspiring path toward healing and wholeness.