Partners event good time for a good cause

Mark your calendars for June 4, when Mesa County Partners will host the 36th annual Superstars competition. Superstars is scheduled set to start at 9 a.m. at the Colorado Mesa University plaza.  More than 20 teams will vie in a friendly competition in such events as cornhole, a military obstacle course, sand volleyball and a […]

Research shows mentoring works

As we begin a new year, many of us think about how we can better ourselves and our community. What if I told you there’s one thing you can do that accomplishes both of those goals? Studies show we better ourselves, children and the community we live in by becoming  mentors. Since January is National […]

Partners out to raise $60K in 60 days

As Mesa County Partners sets a budget for 2016, we go through a process of completing a financial puzzle to determine how the organization will continue to serve more than 1,300 young people. With an overall operating budget of about $2.5 million, our funding comes from a variety of sources. We seek grants from large […]

Collaboration fosters hope for kids

Webster’s online dictionary defines collaboration as the action of working with someone to produce or create something. We’re fortunate to live in Mesa County, where collaboration helps youth in need. The most recent example of this kind of collaborative effort involves the Mesa County Department of Human Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Mesa County […]

Partners auction offers good promotions for a good cause

The annual Mesa County Partners auction offers a great way to showcase local businesses while helping Partners raise money. The auction is set for Sept. 11 and 12. From 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 11, KJCT will broadcast the auction live on television. Bidders must go to to register to bid. Starting at 10 […]

Partners expanding in Fruita area

As we near the halfway point of 2015, Mesa County Partners would like to update readers on our expansion into the Fruita area. Consider, for example, the long-standing partnership between John Caldwell and Anthony. They participate in a variety of activities, including Miata rides, exploring the Bookcliffs and playing broomball at Glacier Ice Area, where […]

Organization remains on a mission to help local youth

As the season of special events and fund-raisers approaches, I’d like to remind our community Mesa County Partners is always looking for volunteers and donations. The organization is in its 38th year of providing support and educational services to the youth of Mesa County. Countless young people have come through the program under varying circumstances. […]