CAM's mission statement: "Guiding, empowering and inspiring youth by providing school-based mentoring and afterschool program connections."
The goal of the Community Access Mentoring Program is to provide well-trained Access Coaches for BVSD and some private middle school sites. The volunteer Access Coach's role is to build relationships and connect middle school students to structured after-school and summer community programs, in order to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors associated with positive youth development.
The innovative design of the Community Access Mentoring Program differs from other mentoring programs, by adding the additional supportive elements of after-school and summer programs for youth in middle school. CAM was created to enhance opportunities for middle school youth in Boulder County by combining school-based mentoring with afterschool program access.