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Our Mentoring Chair is Marty Christensen. Mentoring is done at Rockler on the Monday following the regular meeting from 5pm-7pm.

Please send Marty an E-mail if you would like to set up a mentoring session, his email is: [email protected]

Youth Mentoring

Don Prorak – Chair

Jeff Hill – Assistant

The Front Range Woodturners Youth Mentoring program serves to introduce the next generation of woodturners to the craft. Youth mentoring focuses on the fundamentals of woodturning with an emphasis on safety and technique.  Youth are also encouraged to become FRW members and pursue woodturning for the long term.

FRW collaborated with the Colorado Woodworkers Guild for a very successful 6-week pilot program at Colorado STEM Academy in Westminster. About 20 students applied, and eight were chosen for the program. Each student made a cutting board and turned a handle for a butter knife kit, learning basic woodworking and turning skills with a focus on safety. Dennis Edmonds was instrumental in establishing the program, and instruction was provided by Don Prorak, Devon Lindsley, and Gary White. We look forward to continuing the program in the 2023-24 school year.

Youth Mentoring is always looking for schools and other programs to expand into. If you have any suggestions let Don or Jeff know.

For more information contact our Youth Mentor Chairperson.

Don Prorak

[email protected]

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