YouthZone Foundation
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Stories of Triumph
Colorado Mentoring Partnership
Colorado Gives Day
Staff News
Community Events

Suicide prevention, eating disorders, trauma, and more.

For teens and young adults living with mental illness.

Tools for prevention and response.

Funding Update
Neil Garing



To date, $1,165 has been contributed to the

Dale Snearly 

Youth Fund!


There is still time to make your 2014 tax-deductible donation to YouthZone!



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December 2014
From all of us at YouthZone, 
We hope you and your family have a 
happy holiday season and joyous new year!
Stories of Triumph


Sometimes, when young people make mistakes and find themselves in trouble, it can lead to a very positive outcome. This was the case for Paul, a recent story of triumph.


Paul came to YouthZone the way more than 65% of youth do - through the court system.  A teenager who had not been in trouble in the past, Paul made a poor decision and was arrested for a minor in possession of alcohol charge.  While working with Courtney Dunn, Court Case Manager at YouthZone, Paul participated in a Youth and Family Assessment, a tool that helps YouthZone gather information to provide recommendations for an individualized and comprehensive program to meet the needs of both the youth and their family. During the assessment process, some painful information about Paul's home life came to light. (Click here to continue ...)

Colorado Mentoring Partnership

CMP Executive Director Brad Strong leads a discussion group

For non-profit organizations like YouthZone, mentoring is an important component for continued success.  Recently, YouthZone hosted a relatively new organization, Colorado Mentoring Partnership (CMP), and a number of representatives from non-profit entities throughout the Western Slope for a collaborative meeting to better understand the state of mentoring in Colorado.  

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Thank You for Your Support!  
On Tuesday, December 9, Coloradoans stepped up to the plate and donated to many of their favorite charities.  YouthZone received more than $2,000 this year on Colorado Gives Day!  
Staff News

We will soon be launching a new parenting community that will be designed as a support group and educational forum for parents with kids in one of our district level programs.  Stay Tuned for details!

Congratulations to YouthZone Court Case Manager Cameron Daniel, who recently received his certificate for Certified Addiction Counselor Level 1.

Representatives from numerous non-profits and public health agencies, including YouthZone Executive Director Lori Mueller, appeared before a joint session of Aspen City Council and Pitkin County Commissioners in early December to address trends affecting the mental and physical health of residents from Aspen to Parachute.

To read more about the discussion, click here.
Community Events

Do you have an upcoming event or program that is relevant to kids and families?  If so, please share that news with us and we'll help you get the word out!  Post your event on our Facebook page or send us an email to [email protected]
Lori Mueller, Executive Director
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