GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- KJCT News will be broadcasting the annual Mesa County Partners Auction live on September 6. Bidding started on their website on September 2, so head over and check out all the goodies they have to offer!
Mesa County Partners is a program that provides mentorship to at-risk youth here in the valley. All of the proceeds from the auction directly benefit these kids. The foundation states, “Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of young people by helping them to develop a positive self-image, a sense of belonging and acceptance of responsibility for their actions.”
The foundation offers three programs which include mentorship,
they support the Western Colorado Conservation Corp, and a restitution program where youth offenders can work off their community service hours and pay back their victims.
In 2018, the program was able to match 39 youth with senior partners for mentorship, and 511 kids attended 38 activities such as going to Spin City, rafting and going to Snow Skippers.
Along with that, in their Restitution/Work Program, over $57,000 was paid back to Mesa County’s crime victims and 680 juveniles completed 12,700 hours of community service. Lastly, 429 youth completed their court-appointed hours and restitution.
If you are on the lookout for Broncos tickets, passes to Elitch Gardens, a year-long membership to Mesa Fitness, you are in the right place. This auction will have you all set up for the holidays and gift-giving season!
All of the biddings are done online, so you can bid early and bid often!
To take a look at all the items up for auction : CLICK HERE