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Phone: 970-245-5555
1169 Colorado Ave
Grand Junction
Colorado 81501

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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.

The Mission of the Mesa County Partners is to make a difference in the lives of young people who are consider to be at risk by helping them to develop a positive self-image, a sense of belonging and an acceptance of responsibility for their actions.

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I've been a board member for 6 years and a Adult Mentor for 9 years. Partners makes a definite difference in the life of a child. As an adult mentor, you now have a new friend and you have a sense of belonging to another person who looks to you for guidence and someone to confide in. As a mentor... more »
I was asked to be a board member two years ago. I would still be a board member if I did not move out of the grand valley. It was the best experience of my life, personally and professionally. I don't think one could be a part of a better organization. Partners is a model for how a non profit or ... more »
Mesa County Partners is one of those unique "for impact" organizations that has become a standard by which other like or aspiring organizations is measured. It has superb professional leadership that not only do their jobs, but "own" the results of what they do. The CEO, Joe Higgins is an iconic ... more »
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