We have assembled a professional team of compassionate and competent individuals dedicated to supporting youth and engaging the community in our mission.


Mary Ann Burdick - Executive Director

Mary Ann has a Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in English and Secondary Education. She has twenty years of experience in management of non-profits. She has worked with at-risk youth for over thirty years in various areas, including alternative education and mentoring programs. Ms. Burdick has extensive experience in program evaluation and implementation. She has been with Metro Denver Partners since 1988.

John Kraft - Douglas County Case Manager, Lead Case Manager, Denver

John has a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Fine Arts and has worked for Metro Denver Partners for over twenty years matching adult volunteers with at-risk youth. John coordinates the Adams, Denver & Douglas County Program, targeting youth, ages 8 to 12, who come from families that have experienced substance abuse. John also matches other youth in our service area and age range of 8 to 17, coming from low-income and poverty situations. John has been with Metro Denver Partners since 1989.