The mission of Mesa County Partners is to make a difference in the lives of young people by helping them develop a positive self-image, a sense of belonging, and an acceptance of responsibility for their actions.
Right now, more than ever, we need mentors for the 100+ youth waiting on a mentor, a friend, a role model
Mesa County Partners incorporates three distinct programs aimed at helping youth and young adults succeed:
Mentoring is a critical component in young people’s lives, helping them make the decisions and connections that lead to opportunity. Mentees are matched with Mentors based on similar interests to provide better opportunities for partnership activities.
The Restitution program allows youth, who are court-ordered, the opportunity to perform community service hours and/or earn restitution to pay their victims.
We hold various classes including Victim Empathy and Rethinking Substances which give youth the opportunity to explore how their actions have harmed themselves and their community. Youth work hard to repair these harms through activities and community service on our work crews!
As a 21st century Conservation Corps, we are accredited by the Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) and The Corps Network (TCN), and we work with AmeriCorps to provide education awards for our corpsmembers. We work closely with land managers in scenic western Colorado including, Mesa, Delta, Montrose, and Gunnison Counties to collaborate on land improvement projects.