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Sixth-grader Gage Reynolds and his school-based mentor Sam Melamed discuss a book that Gage is reading at Steamboat Springs Middle School on Thursday.

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Partners school-based and youth mentors change Routt County lives

Gage Reynolds used to be mean. The Steamboat Springs Middle School sixth-grader said that earlier this year, he wasn’t getting along with other students. But that has changed. Since late October, Gage has worked one-on-one with Sam Melamed, an AmeriCorps volunteer who serves as a school-based mentor for Partners in Routt County.

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