Become a Mentor

We are always looking for interested, available, and qualified individuals to mentor kids in our program. If you’re interested in learning more or starting the application process, complete the form below. Have questions? Consult the list of frequently asked questions.

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Mentoring FAQs

Learn more about the logistics and expectations of mentoring in our program.

Meet once a week (1-3 hours) for at least one year.

Boys and girls between 10-17.

  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Generally, you need to have lived in the Denver metro area for at least a year.
  • We cannot accept applicants with a felony on their record.
  • We cannot accept applicants with a violent crime or crime against a child on their record.
  • If you have a DUI on your record, 5 years must have passed since completing your probation.
  • If you have a history of drug/alcohol abuse, you must have at least 5 years of sobriety and/or abstinence.

Each mentor is assigned a Mentoring Specialist who will consider geography, interests, life experience, personality, and other factors in order to match you with a compatible mentee. The Mentoring Specialist will then advise you and support you throughout the duration of the relationship.

Once you are matched with a mentee, you will be picking him or her up from home and doing an activity in the community. We have found that this is much easier to do if you have your own vehicle.

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We appreciate your interest in mentoring and look forward to connecting soon! Upon completion of this form, we will reach out to you to discuss the program, our full application, mentor training, and more.

Real World Impact

I absolutely LOVE spending time with Skye and count it a privilege and a blessing to get to be a small part of her life and be someone that gets to tell her every week that she is smart, beautiful, and uniquely made and is a child of God, created for His good works.


My relationship with Kofi does feel like we are just friends, just hanging out a lot of time. But at the same time it's clear that I am the mentor, I'm older and the adult, and he's still in school and younger so figuring things out, so it's nice to kind of have both of those things.


We've come a long way in terms of the personal relationship. There's a trust level, and the relationship has gone from him being pretty quiet, to now having a pretty good time together.


The last four years has not only exposed Mariah to a world she might not otherwise get to see but it has pushed ME to try new things. Intentional time with a teen varies from challenging to enlightening but is mostly fun!! I may never see all of the fruits of this labor but I am grateful to have the opportunity to try to be the mentor that I wish I had when I was a teen.


Mentoring Tazia through Save Our Youth has allowed me the opportunity to spend quality time with her… Tazia inspires me in my daily life, because of how selfless, responsible, mature and loving Tazia is. I am so thankful mentoring has allowed my life to flourish because of Tazia!