of Delta, Montrose and Ouray Colorado


We Teach By Example... We Guide With Patience
April's BIG Activity will be Ice Skating at the Glacier Arena in Grand Junction. Dust off those blades and join us on April 18th when Partners of Delta Montrose & Ouray will join Mesa Partners for a morning of comaraderie and adventure on the ice. We will meet and travel by bus from Montrose and Delta so stay tuned for the details. Postcards will be in the mail. Skates will be provided at the rink, so no worries if you've grown out of your last pair!
Girl Talk III A Success!! 
March 19th at the Partners Office and Community Room in Delta. 5:30-7:30 PM

Partners has been offering ongoing quarterly evening workshops for Middle and High School aged girls. Girl Talk Session I in September 2014 opened with Goal Setting as the evening's theme. Our girls prepared a Taco Bar buffet and No Bake Cheesecake for dessert. Life Coach and Senior Partner Deb Shaffer of Cedaredge addressed the gathering, introducing the girls to the idea of identifying and setting goals. Session II of Girl Talk in December Featured a Baked Potato Bar and Brownies and a lively discussion centering around guessing the occupations of the adult female attendees and the paths they took to reach where they are. Interestingly we found, without exception, that everyone there ended up working in a different field or capacity than their original intention!

Our meal this session was a Nacho salad bar with White Chili followed by brownies. It must have been good because there was little left to clean up! March 19th's Girl Talk III's guest speaker addressed money, how to get it, take care of it and put it to work. Allison Nadel of Alpine Bank, their Regional Marketing Coordinator, spoke about handling money in today's world and saving for a special occasion or purchase. She included some interactive activities which the girls and their adult guests enjoyed. It was a great introduction to an important subject that doesn't get much attention in the classroom and has changed a lot since grandma's day.Thank you Allison.

All of our young women, their mentors, our volunteers and our young women still waiting for a partner are encouraged to come and even to bring a friend to our 4th Girl Talk in June. These Girl focused groups are made possible through a grant from the Women's Foundation of Colorado,
Every March our big group activity is our Annual Kite Fly. 
Long time supporter of Partners Mentoring and Senior Partner, Jim Allen and his Junior Partner took our kids through building (from scratch) a "guaranteed to fly" non-tear fabric kite. When we were done building, decorating and snacking our kids and mentors hiked up the hill to Lincoln Elementary and flew our kites. The weather was beautiful, the wind a little tricky, but a good time was had by all! Take a look at our pictures on our facebook page:


There are so many ways to help Partners! We'd love to thank some of the people and businesses who donate their time, goods or services to the Partners organization in order to help the children served by Partners of Delta, Montrose & Ouray. 

Special Thanks to:

Wendy's in Montrose
Black Canyon Golf Club
Don Geddes
Brew & Bogie Club
Montrose Mirror
April Ballinger
Angelo DeJulio
Delta Fine Arts Association
Delta Library
Montrose Community Foundation
Taco Time in Delta
Mary Hockenbery and The Church of Art
Hotchkiss National FishHatchery
Sharon Cottier
The Creamery Art Center in Hotchkiss
Montrose High School
Montrose County
Pizza Hut in Delta

If you think you know of a way you can help Partners, email us today!


Summer's coming. Nothing like a youngster to get you out of the house and down to the lake or the river. Think about spending the day fishing with your own junior partner. What could be better? Call (970) 874-4661 or (970) 249-1116 and ask us about being a Partner. There's nothing like having a young person in your life to get you outside. Clean up that old tackle box. You know you want to!





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