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 acceptance of responsibility for their actions.
January 2020 is National Mentoring Month. We want to thank our current mentors for their generous work with the children of Mesa County and encourage all citizens of Mesa County to consider a mentorship role.
Mentoring is a critical component in young people’s lives, helping them make the decisions and connections that lead to opportunity.
Did you know:
1 in 3 young people are growing up without a mentor outside their family. This is the mentoring gap in America.
That’s 9 million young people without a mentor outside their family to walk alongside them through their journey.
At a time when much of the focus is on what divides us, MENTOR research shows that there is something the majority of Americans agree on: mentoring relationships are powerful tools for connection and are critical to our country’s future.
Americans are overwhelmingly crossing racial, economic, and other bridges to mentor young people outside their families.
More than 80% of adults agree with government investment in mentoring, and more than two-thirds are already mentoring or willing to consider it.