Pueblo Youth Project is now partnering with Friends First, Denver, in providing mentoring programs for middle schools and high schools in Pueblo County. Friends First is receiving state and federal funding for Pueblo County. Colorado Title V funding enables us to conduct Project AIM in four middle schools each semester. Federal grants enable us to continue peer-to-peer mentoring programs (STARS Mentoring) in four high schools and Sexual Risk Avoidance program “PURSUE” in six high schools.
Friends First has hired Pueblo staff to conduct the programs in Pueblo. April Montoya is the Pueblo Site Manager. Kyra Williams and Simon Loftus are program coordinators.
Pueblo Youth Project will continue to sponsor the annual Father-Daughter Dinner Dance for the community. This event is to provide dads in the community with a memorable evening with their daughters, in order to build strong families. This dance is usually scheduled the Saturday after Valentine’s Day each February. Daughters of all ages attend this event with their dads! See Events page.
Since 1993, Friends First has served teens in Colorado, encouraging them to develop healthy relationships and make positive life choices. PYP is pleased to partner with them so we can continue to make a difference in the lives of teens in Pueblo.
Be sure to check out Friends First website for further details at friendsfirst.org.