National Mentor Month

As part of National Mentor Month, on January 6, 2020 Mayor Michael Hancock joined us for a friendly competition between mentor/mentee teams from several local youth mentoring organizations.  The name of the event was Building Quality Mentoring Relationships.  Please listen to what our Executive Director, Hannah Krieger, and Denver’s Mayor Michael Hancock have to say about mentoring.

My Cause, My Cleats

In Week 15 in the National Football League, players will showcase their passions and their feet in a community campaign. Through the “My Cause My Cleats” campaign, which the league started in 2016, players can wear cleats designed to represent a cause of their choice. Typically, players are only allowed to wear custom-painted cleats during pregame warm-ups. They then switch to uniform footwear for the game. But in Week 15, flashy cleats in vibrant colors, featuring unique illustrations and messages, are the norm. Athletes all across the NFL, from every position group, commission the hottest designers in the sneaker game to create the perfect pair of cleats for their cause. This last year, around 1,000 players reportedly took part in the initiative, and after games ended, selected cleats were auctioned with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting different causes. 

MENTOR Colorado is thrilled to announce that a member of the Broncos team has decided to support youth mentoring with a My Cause My Cleats mentoring shoe. These shoes will be designed by 10 young people in mentoring programs with the support of local artists across the state of Colorado. From the different young people’s designs, one design for his shoe will be worn during the My Cause My Cleats NFL Game.

Checkout the local coverage from our event where our mentees from across Colorado came together to start their designs. Watch Also, checkout coverage from the selection party where Chris made the difficult decision to choose a design. Watch You can also read the article that was published featuring one of the winning designs mentees. Read more 

Mentoring Works.

Mentees from across the state of Colorado are submitting designs for the special cleats. Click each photo below to learn more about the artist’s experience with mentoring.

Our campaign would not be successful without the support of our sponsor, Richey May. Thank you for supporting the cause.

In a world of numbers, deadlines and bottom line solutions, it’s easy to overlook that success in business is really about relationships. At Richey May, we have adopted a mission that has become part of our everyday culture, enabling us to successfully build and strengthen the relationships we have with our clients, as well as others throughout the community.

Founded in 1985, Richey May provides assurance, tax and business advisory services to clients throughout the Denver metropolitan area and the United States. The firm specializes in the financial services, alternative investment, mortgage banking, and real estate industries, and offers a wide range of tailored solutions to meet the needs of successful privately-held companies and their owners.

MENTOR Colorado is proud to have a partnership with Chozen Creativity. A special thank you to Jerard Chapman, alongside Chozen Creativity for providing the vision that sparked the development of a My Cause My Cleats mentoring shoe

First created in 2012, owner Jerard Chapman had a vision to build a team of creative minds. The creative minds he envisioned would vary in skills; from illustration, animation, and photography, to film, painters, and tattoo artist, Jerard desired to build a team of unique, diverse, and talented artist!  Unsure of a detailed plan, Jerard decided to relocate to the east coast to develop, grow, and gain inspiration as an artist and an individual. While residing in the DMV area, Jerard faced experiences that changed his view on art, life, and relationships. He returned home to Denver with a vision to bring the many unique, diverse, and creative talents of Denver artist to one stage. The Chozen Art Shows were that stage, and since, they have grown in numbers and continue to offer different platforms to artist. To read more about this organization, click the button below.

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