Stepping Stones cultivates strong mentoring relationships and community spaces for youth ages 10-24 to foster personal growth, compassion, and responsibility.

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Our Model

With mentoring at the center, we offer wraparound services to meet youth and families’ needs. All services are always free.

Our Model
Youth Mentoring Experiential Activities Basic Needs Services Crisis Response Safe Space Educational Support Skill Development Community Connections Mental Health Services

Youth Mentoring

Supportive mentoring relationships help youth build identity and belonging.

Experiential Activities

Each year our outings include yoga, trail maintenance, skiing, rock climbing, paddleboarding, arts activities, museum visits, service learning, and more.

Basic Needs Services

We offer daily meals, bus cards, laundry and shower facilities, food distribution, and emergency housing assistance.

Crisis Response

When our youth encounter a crisis like homelessness or suicidal ideations, we develop multi-faceted, asset-based plans to ensure their holistic needs are met.

Safe Space

Our welcoming, safe, inclusive drop-in centers are open year round, five days per week, with extended hours on holidays.

Educational Support

We offer advocacy, tutoring, in-school support groups, and high levels of coordination with school staff.

Skill Development

Our staff works with each participant to identify goals like getting a job, starting counseling, or reducing substance use.

Community Connections

We facilitate linkages with employment, therapy, athletics, and more to help youth thrive.

Mental Health Services

We offer free, on-site therapy, as well as mentoring and case management focused on mental health needs.

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Our Impact 2023


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98% of our participants report having a trusted adult to whom they could go with a problem, over 30% points greater than peers.

(Search Institute, CDPHE 2021)

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