8 kids from the Esplanade House between the ages of 8 and 17 had the chance to build a special bond with emergency responders in Chico Saturday afternoon. The successful collaboration between Chico P.D. and Fire, Madison Bear Garden and A.C.E. has been going on for six years. Dan Lutge, owner of A.C.E. started the program after experiencing his own hardship as a child. Lutge's goal is to show children that authorities in the community are helpful resources as well as positive influences. As mentors, Chico Fire Fighters and Police Officers were able to show the kids how to be an influential community member in the best possible way.