Resolution Rebound – Help Yourself, Mentor Others!
Was part of your New Year’s Resolution to give more of your time, your talents and yes, maybe even some of your money to help out others and your community? Well, good for you!
So how’s that going? Fear not! If you haven’t quite lived up to your goal there are some local opportunities coming up that can get you on your way to meeting that goal, maybe before the first month is torn from the 2014 calendar. Whew!
YOUTH MENTORS NEEDED: Full Circle of Lake County has been celebrating National Mentoring Month this January along with other mentoring organizations across the country.Leadville high school boys council at Full Circle of Lake County playing human knot. Photo: Full Circle
Those celebrations will culminate this Thursday, Jan. 30 as the Leadville non-profit hosts a mentor information night at 7 p.m. at City on a Hill Coffee Shop, 508 Harrison Avenue. Soup and salad will be provided.
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Background: Full Circle matches screened adult mentors with local youth who would benefit from an additional caring role model in their lives. Mentors commit to meeting eight hours a month with their mentee and do things together like fishing, cooking, hiking, skiing, or crafts. Research has shown that youth matched with mentors are more likely to succeed at school, maintain a positive outlook, and resist using drugs, alcohol and tobacco.Full Circle Celebrated 20 Years of Service in 2011!
Full Circle currently has over 20 youth waiting to be matched with mentors. While both male and female mentors are always needed, Full Circle currently has a particular need for male volunteers. Full Circle provides mentor training, monthly mentor/youth activities, and coupons to offset the cost of some activities. Also, some mentoring positions provide an hourly stipend.
Full Circle has been providing mentoring programs in Lake County for 22 years. To learn more about Full Circle’s programs, or to RSVP for the mentor information night, please call Rohan or Marty at (719) 486-2400, or visit us online at www.fullcircleleadville.org.
Outdoor Recreation and Volunteer Resolutions:
The inaugural Leadville Snowshoe Marathon and Half-Marathon will be held this Saturday, Feb. 1 out the Mt. Massive Golf Course and the organizers could use some extra hands to help out on the course. Smokey Burgess, Leadville snowshoe racer and local business-guy is putting together all the details and has set up a Facebook page for the event. So give it a “like” and stay plugged in to the updates, including volunteers opportunities. Remember if we want winter events and activities to grow, we have to lend a hand. Plus, it’s fun and you can meet new people!
Then the next weekend on Saturday, Feb. 8, the High Riders Snowmobile Club will be hosting another new winter event: The Leadville High Altitude Snow Drags also out at the Mt. Massive Golf Course.
This day-long event will feature snowmobile drag races right on the ninth hole of the golf course. There will also be some demos available for snow machine enthusiasts. If you can volunteer for the day or for smaller time commitments, please the Club’s Community Affairs Chairman Tom Driemeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-389-6123.