schools-out-for-summer-495x315What Will Your Kids Do Over Summer Vacation?
Time spent learning translates into a better prepared workforce and the Mesa County Business Education Foundation (MCBEF) is committed to helping identify and support community initiatives that offer opportunities for learning outside the classroom and/or on the job. With that in mind, the Foundation has teamed with other community organizations to offer a unique opportunity for parents to learn about summer options for younger aged students and summer employment opportunities for high schoolers at one location at one time.

The event, dubbed the Summer Youth Education and Employment Fair will take place on Thursday, April 7th, 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at Grand Mesa Middle School. Booths from a variety of organizations will offer timely information and opportunities for one-on-one dialogue. If an organization would like to be a part of the Fair, they are urged to contact Terri Smatla at the Chamber (970-263-2916 or There is no cost for non-profit organizations to exhibit and a small fee is assessed on for profit entities. We are also seeking an overall sponsor for the event which was attended by over 600 people last year. Sponsorship benefits would include an exhibit space, a banner in the exhibit space, a flyer in the bags handed to families and prominent placement of sponsor’s name on all printed materials. Contact Diane (970-263-2915 or for more details. There is no cost to attend for parents and students interested in exploring options for maximizing their summer time experiences. so mark your calendars now!

Download Vendor Registration Form (pdf)

Download Summer Youth Options Event Flyer (pdf)

View the KKCO Public Service Announcement

Summer Youth Options Exhibitors

Presented by: 

Western Rockies Federal Credit Union






Thank you to event sponsors:

Mesa County Business Education Foundation

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Mesa County Libraries








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