Buffalo County has a new diversion program available: Ride For Good. This program took youth and paired them with a mentor who encouraged them to set a bike riding goal they did not think they could achieve. The youth were given a bike and equipment and then trained and rode with their mentor, working toward the goal. Two local youth participated in the program and saw it through to the end. Office Rob Taillon with the Kearney Police Department, who jump started this program, said they saw a dramatic change in the two youth who participated.
Officer Taillon hopes to grow this program, and there are many needs to be met. To learn about the numerous opportunities for participating, contact Officer Rob Taillon at 308-224-0925 or email him at RTaillon@kearneygov.org.