of Delta, Montrose and Ouray Colorado


We Teach By Example... We Guide With Patience
Join Partners on Friday August 28th at the Black Canyon Golf Course in Montrose for an evening of Glow Ball. The 4 Man Scramble, Par Three Tournament will get rolling at dusk (about 8:00 PM) $25.00 per person, register at the Black Canyon Golf Course 249-4653 or the Partners Montrose office 249-1116.
Come early and stay late for food and drink specials, live music and prizes for the top teams. All golf proceeds to support Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray. One dollar also goes to Partners for every drink sold at the Brew and Bogey club. Check out the Glow Ball event page on Facebook
Partners of Delta Montrose  & Ouray and the Art Partners Program would like to thank the good folks at KVNF for their support and for hosting Erin Johnston and her mentor, Julie Johnson, during Local Motion. Hear the interview aired on July 14th here:
KVNF is a listener funded local Public Radio Station serving the Western Slope of Colorado and all points everywhere with live streaming on the internet. 

Lissette Riviere, left, with fellow Art Partners Case Manager, Julianne Johnson and Elaine Ray at the Colorado Creative Industries Award Lunch in Fort Collins on April 24, 2015. Lissette was celebrated along with two other winners at the CCI Summit. CCI has been a strong supporter of the Art Partners Program since 1999. Visit their facebook page to learn more about their mission:  Colorado Creative Industries
Montrose Art Partner receives state award
Julianne Johnson is convinced no one works harder than her colleague Lissette Riviere.
   In an effort to acknlowledge Riviere's day-in and day-out effort as an Art Partners case manager with Partners in Montrose and Ouray counties, Johnson, Art Partners case manager in Delta County, nominated Riviere for a prestigious state award dedicated to those who work in the arts.
   Several weeks ago, Riviere learned from Colorado Creative Industries that she was one of three in the state to receive the 2015 Governor's Creative Leadership Awards for her "significant commitment to the state's creative landscape through civic leadership and volunteerism including 
advocacy, vision, collaboration or innovation," according to Colorado Creative Industries, which formally announced the winners Thursday.
   "I was shocked and honored," said Riviere, who will receive a piece of original artwork from Fort Collins artist Bill Zaun. "She told me she was going to nominate me and I said, 'Oh, all right,' not thinking I had a chance. So when they let me know a couple of weeks ago, I was like, 'Really? Me, really?' "
   In Johnson's opinion, Riviere was an obvious choice.
   "Oh my God, you never saw anyone work so hard," Johnson
said. "I don't think she receives the level of recognition she deserves for all that she does."       Riviere has been in her role as 
Art Partner case manager  with Partners, specifically working in the Montrose, Ouray and Ridgway areas for eight years, pairing teenagers with adult artisans who can mentor youth.
   "It took me a good year and a half to understand the power of the program, how art and mentoring can change youth," Riviere said. "I've had kids who really didn't know what they wanted to do after they graduated from high school and were matched with an artist and decided to go to college and pursue an arts career."
   Not everyone involved in the arts mentoring program goes on  to become a professional artist, Riviere added, but the opportunity to spend time with adults through 
the program and put together an art show where they can sell and make money helps the teens build self-esteem, confidence and personal investment in the community where they live. 
   Riviere is busy working on the next Partners Radio Auction which starts at 7 a.m. Tuesdau on KUBC 580 AM, 94.1 FM and 103.7 FM in the Montrose area. People can visit the Partners website  for a list of auction items.
   Riviere and Johnson will attend an awards luncheon Friday at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center.
See the VIDEO from the awards luncheon here: 
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  School days are around the corner. 
Is education a priority in your life? Do you enjoy kids?  Here's a chance to make a difference in the life of a child and enrich yours while you're at it! Mentor a child who is struggling in school or perhaps introduce new subjects to a child that enjoys a challenge. Spend three hours a week with a youngster helping with schoolwork, attending school events, rehearsing an instrument, cheering from the bleachers. You won't be sorry.

Have you thought about being a mentor to a deserving child? Call Partners with your      questions. Do the things you love with a young companion. 249-1116 or 874-4661
Thank you Elaine Shiedler for entertaining and educating us at Girl Talk 4. We had a fun presentation followed by hot dogs and hamburgers on the new Partners grill. This was a great opportunity to ask questions and get informed about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics classes and careers.  STEM is where it's at for up and coming young women looking for a career out of the ordinary. If you have suggestions for upcoming Girl Talks subjects or a speaker you would like to recommend please call the Delta office 874-4661 and speak to Betsy or Julie or Lissette at 249-1116.  
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