Youth Programs

Boys To Men Southwest Colorado (B2MSWC)

  • Boys to Men Southwest Colorado (B2MSWC) is a new organization in Montezuma and La Plata Counties dedicated to providing positive role models for boys 13-17.

  • Support includes weekly-mentored group circles in schools during operating hours, weekend adventure activities, as well as periodic Rite of Passage Adventure Weekends (ROPAW).

  • B2MSWC operates under the 501(c)(3) umbrella of The Piñon Project Family Resource Center in Cortez, CO, and is part of a national organization, Boys to Men USA, currently engaging boys in schools across the country. Through this work, young boys can expect outcomes including improved mental health, reduced loneliness and isolation, increased school attendance, and a rise in emotional intelligence that positively impacts the entire community.

  • B2MSWC is celebrating the inaugural circle on the campus of Southwest Open School in Cortez this Fall of 2019.

  • Contributions and donations on the PayPal account below will support mentor training, adventure weekends, ROPAW scholarship, and marketing materials.

 

For more information on how you can support B2MSWC, please contact Geof Byerly at The Piñon Project Family Resource Center, at 970.564.3814.

Community-Based and One-on-One Mentoring Programs

  • The Piñon Project Mentoring Program is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people by helping them develop a positive self-image, a sense of belonging to their community and increased self-esteem through one-to-one mentoring.

  • The programs provide life skills classes, monthly recreational activities, and Mentor-only trainings.

  • This program is designed to match youth with a caring adult for one year. During this partnership Mentor (adult) and Mentee (child) spend three (3) hours a week together having fun.

  • Youth Who Were At-Risk For Falling Off Track But Had A Mentor Are:

    • 55% more likely to enroll in college

    • 78% more likely to volunteer regularly

    • 90% more interested in becoming a mentor

    • 130% more likely to hold leadership positions

  • 1 in 3 young people will grow up without having a mentor.

  • Every kid should have someone to turn to.

  • Join the Movement...Become a Mentor!​

For more information about Mentoring, please contact the Youth Programs Department at 970-564-3801.

 

Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)

  • CATCH works to create a community of healthy youth by providing education surrounding exercise and nutrition.

  • The CATCH program also has been proven to prevent childhood obesity, this is backed by 25 years of research into the effects of the program.

  • CATCH tackles childhood health by teaching youth to be able to identify healthy food, and by using moderately vigorous physical activity to engage the youth in a healthy lifestyle. 

 

For more information, please contact the Youth Programs Department at 970-564-3801.

HB-1451, Community Evaluation Team and Communities of Excellence

  • HB-1451 is designed to increase collaboration, reduce duplication of services, identify targeted interventions and encourage cost sharing where appropriate.

  • Through HB-1451 at-risk youth are staffed by our Community Evaluation Team (CET).

  • The Team is made up of representatives from many different community agencies; it meets every 2 weeks in order to share information and provide services for at-risk-youth and their families.

  • During a CET meeting, case planning is developed and individualized services are created for families and youth. 

  • Communities of Excellence (COE) provides high-risk families with a wraparound facilitator to streamline services, provide additional support, and create one case plan to meet the family’s vision.

  • COE also provides a Family Advocate to families to help them effectively navigate systems.

For more information, please contact at Becky Flaugh, CET Coordinator, at 970-564-3812.

Sources of Strength suicide prevention program (SOS)

  • The framework of this program is to strive to build connections to overcome the negative events such as bullying, substance abuse, trauma and suicide.

  • This program is practiced in a school-based program with the help of peer support from within the schools. This helps the program focus on hope and resiliency.

  • The youth within the schools are trained as peer leaders and trained to promote change and connect peer members within the schools and the community.

  • Peer leaders are nominated from the staff of the school. This process helps build protective factors.

For more information, please contact Kylie CaraherSuicide Prevention Coordinator, at 970.564.3812.

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