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Radical Possibilities Mentoring Program

Less than half of the youth in La Plata County feel they are valued by the community. We need your help in showing our youth that this isn't true.

"Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three people will grow up without this critical asset." - Watch Mentoring Impact.

Radical Possibilities believes in the power of mentoring relationships to promote resilience and a sense of belonging in youth. Compassionate, supportive one-on-one relationships and shared group experiences, such as meals, community activities, artwork, stories, and gratitude, become the stepping-stones for youth to discover their untapped internal and external resources and thrive in an uncertain world.

Radical Possibilities can fulfill internship requirements for both undergraduate and graduate students and we are committed to building the capacity of mentors through thoughtful recruitment, a comprehensive orientation, and on-going individual training and support. Our program practices are guided by principles of human dignity, non-violence, and positive youth development.

For more information, please contact Miranda Day, Program Manager, (970) 508-0011 or miranda@lpys.org.

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Restorative Practices Facilitator Assistance

The primary responsibility of the Restorative Practices Facilitator Assistant is to support capacity building strategies with staff and students in collaboration with the School-Based Restorative Practices Facilitator (SBRPF), support parent outreach and engagement efforts, and to co-facilitate processes as needed by the SBRPF, and to help develop working systems for the program in collaboration with the SBRPF and team partners at Durango High School and La Plata Youth Services.

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