Partners Mentoring Youth

Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray's website can be found at partners-west.org.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, and Saturday, Sept. 18, the Delta, Montrose and Ouray Partners Mentoring Youth will be hosting a play at the Delta Performing Arts Center at 822 Grand Ave., Delta.

The production is Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” dramatized by Sally Reid. Tickets are available for purchase at our.show/fox or by calling 970-249-1116 for $5-$15 on a sliding scale and all proceeds benefit the mentoring program.

According to Jan Pauly of the Partners program, Partners Mentoring Youth is partnering with the Art Coalition of Delta County to put the production together.

Additionally, in an attempt at promoting mental health awareness during the month of September, which is dedicated as Suicide Awareness Month, Partners is furthermore partnering with a nonprofit theater group on the eastern slope who will come to Delta and put on what they call a “Joy Bomb” on opening night.

The Joy Bomb is a theatrical mini-performance of sorts that is supposed to pack quite a punch for mental health awareness.

Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray is a “nonprofit organization dedicated to building one-to-one mentoring partnerships between young people and responsible, caring adults.”

The idea is that youth with a Partners mentor benefit from “increased self-esteem, academic improvements, pro-socio bonding” while they are also “less likely to become delinquent or experiment with substance use.”

The Partners program serves youth ages 6-17 that could benefit from a positive adult role model.

As a nonprofit, the upcoming production of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” serves as a fundraiser to cover costs within the organization. Donations to the program can also be given to partners-west.org.

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