Mountain Youth's mission is to continuously and collaboratively improve the lives of youth in the most powerful ways possible. Our vision is that all youth in our community thrive. Read on to learn about our programs.
Valley’s Voice This youth-led, adult-supported program encompasses CTC youth advisors and other young people in our community. The focus is on education and community service projects — giving young people a voice in programs that impact them. Youth can be on the board, pitch a project, work with local businesses to provide insight and feedback. The program includes youth ages 10 to 25. Sign up here.
Life Skills for Students Age-appropriate classes on drug and alcohol prevention strategies and techniques to students in grades five through twelve. Mountain Youth responds to community requests with dialog and Q-and-A for young people. Last year, 4,568 students participated and the need grows every year.
Safe Driving Mountain Youth’s goals is to decrease incidents of distracted, drunk or high driving. The robust campaign includes in-school classes, education of bartenders and even a Namastay Sober program that helps encourage those who are sober to stay sober through free yoga classes and gym memberships.
Eat Chat Parent Eat Chat Parent provides education to parents (teachers, coaches, caregivers, any trusted adult) and their children. Nationally renowned experts break down tough topics and encourage families to work, and talk, together before problems arise. The 2019-20 schedule is as follows:
Healthy Kids Colorado Survey & Social Norms Mountain Youth is gearing up for a robust survey series in 2019. We are the only community in the Colorado that has had 100-percent participation with 3,001 middle and high youth, ensuring results accurately reflect youth behaviors and attitudes. Results identify needs, strengths and trends over the past decade. Topics covered include health, nutrition, academics, mental health, substance use and future aspirations. This pulse-taking on youth behaviors allows schools, policy makers and community program providers to understand the up-to-date needs and strengths facing local youth. Survey data brings in more than two million dollars annually for community partners to provide support to identified needs.
Eagle Music Festival, a family-friendly fundraiser that supports all of our programs.
PumpkinFest is a super fun day for families. It’s free to attend and we provide bouncy houses, arts and crafts, face painting and pumpkins for purchase for $5. The pumpkins are donated from Village Market and Riverwalk supports us with their staff. Money raised here also goes back to our programs