Many young people get into trouble because they lack the experience coping with problems and pressures that exist in their lives at home, in school, and in the community. Partners believes that a one to one relationship with a successfully coping adult can help a young person learn skills that will improve his/her adjustment to societal expectations. Partners believes in holding youth accountable for their actions while supporting them and teaching them new skills. Our goal is to help young people become independent and productive members of society.
Partners is part of a national association that began in Denver in 1968. Initially Partners focused solely on juvenile offenders. Today there are 6 Partners affiliates throughout Colorado that works with a wide range of youth who are in need of friends, advocates, and positive role models in their lives.
For more information about the Partners Mentoring Association and our other Colorado Affiliates, click here: http://www.partnersmentoringassociation.org/
Mesa County Partners was formed in August of 1977 when a group of business leaders, agency representatives, and private individuals met to discuss the rising crime rate among youth in Mesa County. This group decided to invite Partners into Mesa County because other Partners programs had successfully curbed crime among youths.