Taco John’s Pledges to Donate $30,000 to The Friends of Youth Alternatives Endowment

Check presentation with The Friends of Youth Alternatives and Mayor Orr, City of Cheyenne set for Thursday, Aug. 6
Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 7:29 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (RELEASE) - Taco John’s is showing its support for local youth and families with a three-year commitment to donate $10,000 annually to The Friends of Youth Alternatives Endowment, which supports The Office of Youth Alternatives.

Youth Alternatives offers family counseling, court services, crisis intervention, mentoring, after-school programming, kinship advocacy and support groups to assist families and individuals with a variety of mental, emotional and behavioral needs. Each year, Youth Alternatives serves over 1,200 youth and families in the Cheyenne area through special partnerships with Laramie County School District 1, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, United Way of Laramie County, Senior Corps, Laramie County, The State of Wyoming Department of Family Services,  Cheyenne Police Department, the Laramie County Sherriff’s Department Juvenile Crisis Center, Halladay Motors, Maurice Brown, Grace for 2 Bothers and the Laramie County Community Joint Services Juvenile Powers Board. By 2022, Taco John’s will have donated $30,000 to The Friends of Youth Alternatives Endowment. 

On Thursday, Aug. 6 at 1:30 p.m., Taco John’s will present its first $10,000 check to The Friends of Youth Alternative Endowment. At the check donation ceremony, CEO of Taco John’s International Jim Creel and Mayor of Cheyenne Marian Orr will recognize Youth Alternatives’ impact in the local community. Director of Youth Alternatives Jay Sullivan will speak on behalf of his organization.

WHAT:          Taco John’s will present a check of $10,000 to The Friends of Youth Alternative Endowment. Representatives from Taco John’s and Youth Alternatives, as well as the Mayor of Cheyenne, will speak at the event.

WHEN:          Thursday, Aug. 6 from 1:30-2:10 p.m. MST.

WHERE:       Youth Alternatives’ office, located at 1328 Talbot Court.

MEDIA: Photo and video opportunities. Representatives onsite will be available for interviews. To set up an interview, please contact Courtney Mazzella at

“We are proud to support an organization that has been making a difference in our community for decades,” Creel said. “As a multi-dimensional family counseling center, Youth Alternatives works to ensure the future success of children in Cheyenne. Now more than ever with the current crisis, it is imperative for our youth to have the opportunity to receive guidance from counseling services. Youth Alternatives’ efforts in assisting, mentoring and enriching local youth and families is incredibly special and deserves to be recognized.”

With its fusion of distinctive flavors and south-of-the-border spices, the Taco John’s menu offers several signature items, including Meat & Potato Burritos, Stuffed Grilled Tacos and Potato Olés®. Taco John’s features signature specials like Taco Tuesday® and discounted breakfast burritos on Wake Up Wednesday!® Download the Taco John’s App and like Taco John’s Facebook page for exclusive deals.

About Taco John’s®

Founded in 1969 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Taco John’s® has been serving bigger. bolder. better. flavors for more than 50 years. Now, Taco John’s operates and franchises nearly 400 restaurants in 22 states – making it one of the largest Mexican quick-service restaurant brands in America. With bold originals like Potato Olés®, Taco John’s knows how to Olé The Day. Taco John’s prides itself on serving generous portions of its signature menu items that are made-to-order using fresh, high-quality ingredients, seasonings and sauces. Taco John’s is led by CEO Jim Creel who was recently named one of “The Most Influential Restaurant CEOs in the Country” by Nation’s Restaurant News. For more information, visit and follow Taco John’s on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

About Youth Alternatives

Since its founding in 1971, Youth Alternatives has been the Family Counseling Center of choice in the Cheyenne area. What started off with a staff of one has grown into a center with more than 15 employees. Youth Alternatives offers clients all the attention and care they deserve in order to get them moving in a positive direction. For more information, visit

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