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Mountain Mentors honors Lauren Cummings as Mentor of the Month

Summit County Mountain Mentors has recognized Lauren Cummings, right, as its Mentor of the Month for October for her work with Joseline, left.
Courtesy of Summit County Mountain Mentors

A community-based mentorship program that matches volunteers with children ages 8 to 16, Summit County Mountain Mentors, has named Lauren Cummings its Mentor of the Month for October.

Studies have shown that a consistent, one-on-one relationship with an adult can positively influence youth to lead more healthy lifestyles.

For her part in the local program, Cummings was paired with a girl named Joseline. Since then, Cummings has greatly enjoyed coming to know Joseline and the girl’s family.

“They all have been wonderful, and Joseline and I have gotten to do so many cool things I otherwise wouldn’t have done,” Cummings said, adding that going to the Elitch Gardens theme park in Denver stands out because they “had such a blast” together.

“I also like the horse activities we have done — three so far,” Cummings continued. “Joseline is really good with animals, and I have loved watching her ride and work with them.”

If Cummings has any advice for someone thinking about becoming a mentor, it’s this: “If you can really commit to the time and want to spend time with a cool mountain kid, just do it,” she said. “You won’t regret it, and you will make a real impact.”

For more about the program or to learn more about becoming a Mountain Mentor, Go to Co.Summit.Co.us/332/mountain-mentors .


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