Community Leaders mentor Young Americans Students


Community Leaders mentor Young Americans Students

Let us help you make your business even better!

YouthBiz pairs aspiring youth entrepreneurs with a mentor who is an adult business leader to help guide business strategy and development.  Mentors are approved by Young Americans staff.

Brenden Coney, Owner, Elevation Creations:

“Having a mentor is so beneficial to me because he’s helped me set goals, follow through on goals, and develop business connections in just a few months.”


  1. Read through the eligibility requirements to ensure this program is a right fit for you.
  2. Fill out the application form:
  3. Youth: select your top 3 mentors, or let us pair you based on your business industry and experience.
  4. We will contact you if you are accepted into the Mentorship program.
  5. Create an agenda for your first meeting, or use our sample.
  6. We will set up your first meeting at Young Americans.  A parent/guardian and a YouthBiz staff member must be present.
  7. Schedule future meetings together.  Include a parent/guardian.  Meetings can always be held at Young Americans with advanced notice.
  8. After three months, complete a questionnaire about your experience.


Youth Eligibility Requirements

  • Business idea finalized
  • Have made at least one sale
  • Initial startup funds secured

Mentor Eligibility Requirements

  • Small, medium, large business owner or leader, or entrepreneurship experience
  • Availability and eagerness to meet with mentee at least twice to address business goals
  • Must clear a background check
  • Must complete follow-up questionnaire about experience

Available Mentors

Click on the Mentor’s name to read a bio.

Jim Doolittle

Colorado Home Invest, LLC

Bruce Fowler

Managing Director
Fairfield & Woods

Cindy Marlowe

Redhead Luxury Properties

Reid Kurtenbach

Land Home Buyer

Brad Revare

Brad Revare

Director of Business Partnerships
CareerWise Colorado

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Colin Tindle

Mutual Funds Wholesale

Dillon Tanchinh headshot

Dillon Tanchinh

Stock Broker
Charles Schwab

Committed Mentors

These Mentors have already been matched with a youth entrepreneur.

Esther Books headshot

Esther Books

Better Business Accounting

Jeremiah Broz with two young girls

Jeremiah Broz

Energy Advantage Roofing and Solar

China Califf

Chief Operating Officer
Colorado Lending Source

Tim Godzich

Chief Optimist
Make Great Days, Inc.

Sindy Nicholson

Audit Senior Manager
Crowe, LLP

Cory Johnson

Zenith Paintings and Coatings

Chris Onan

Venture financier

Joanna Shear

Financial Consultant

Steve Weaver

Impacted Wraps and Graphics, ExpIrMore, Boat Juice

Brad Brumbaugh headshot

Brad Brumbaugh

Senior Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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James Reynolds

Area Manager