Mesa Youth Service, Inc. Overview
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Volunteer to mentor a youth in Mesa County.
Programs: --One-to-One Mentoring that recruits, trains, supervises adult volunteers who are matched with high risk youth who need positive role models and guidance.--Restitution/Community Service Work Program that annually supervises juvenile offenders in performing court-ordered community service and to pay restitution to victims. Work Program includes victim empathy and life skills classes and substance abuse prevention classes for underage drinking cases and face to face victim/offender mediations.--Minority Family Advocacy Project that provides bilingual mentors and case managers to reduce delinquency and incarceration of minority youth.--Las Chicas Support Group for females who are at high risk of dropping out of school or who have been suspended or expelled?basically a group mentoring approach. --Western Colorado Youth Conservation Corps to employ and train 90 young adults (14-25 years of age) in public land improvement projects. --Build A Generation/Drug Free Community Coalition to promote collaborative substance abuse prevention efforts in Mesa County. Partners is a lead agency with the Mesa Co. Underage Drinking Task Force and the Mesa Co. Meth Task Force.--Club Mid After School Program supervises over 100 latch key youth at 5 middle schools and provides a safe environment for after school tutoring and activities.
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