Making Every Student Accountable (m.e.s.a.) Program
The M.E.S.A. program provides out-of-school enrichment, mentoring, and positive youth development activities targeting at-risk youth to improve academic performance and reduce drop-out rates and at-risk behaviors, including gang involvement.
Developed as a partnership among Mesa Unified School District, the City of Mesa Police Department, local businesses, and community organizations, the program includes a range of activities, such as mentoring, leadership, critical thinking, service learning, life skills, educational/career assessment, conflict resolution, and parental participation.