March 2016

Become a Monthly Giving Partner!

Help kids and their families receive YouthZone services, benefiting their lives and our community!

Three ways to do this:

1. Go to and click the "Donate Now" button to sign up with our monthly giving program.

2. Call Glenda at 970.625.3141 and set up an auto withdrawal.

3. Set it up with your bank for a monthly electronic funds transfer!

Thank you for your support!

Valuable Donors!

A huge thank you goes out to a YouthZone donor who wishes to remain anonymous. 
This successful business in the Roaring Fork Valley generously recently donated $50,000 to YouthZone, with the hopes that other businesses would follow their lead.  

We've also recently received:

Rose Community Foundation


Bernklau Charitable Trust

The kindness of our donors continues to amaze us!
Upcoming Events

Substance Education

April 7
4 to 8 p.m.

May 12
4 to 8 p.m.

April 21
4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

YouthZone: 1980 - 1987

Who can forget what a fabulous decade the 80s were?  Kevin Bacon was teaching us all to be footloose, Aqua Net allowed us to pump up the volume on our bangs, Mary Lou Retton was stealing our hearts at the Olympics, and Michael Jackson's Thriller album was turning out hits one after the other.

And YouthZone, then still known as Garfield Youth Services, was getting busy!  After opening the Glenwood Springs office in 1979 and hiring Director Patti Phelps, YouthZone ushered in the 80s with a staff of eight people and a tiny budget of $108,000.  Amazingly, with a small staff and budget, YouthZone still managed to help 115 kids, 24 families and match up 18 Pals pairs in 1981. 

Next Month: 1988 - 1991
Save the Dates!


YouthZone Ascent Fundraiser
(Replacing Kiss-n-Squeal)
Saturday, October 8

40th Year Appreciation Celebration
Thursday, November 10
El Dia de la Mujer Fair

YouthZone's Cinthia Lopez (left) and Lisa Detweiler (right), pictured here with Crystal Mariscal of La Tricolor 107.1, were pleased to participate in the first annual El Dia de la Mujer fair in honor of International Women's Day on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Glenwood Springs Middle School.
Thank You WingNutz!

Thank you to our friends at WingNutz who recently have adopted the retired YouthZone piggy now that Kiss-n-Squeal is officially finished.  Razor the pig is now living atop the roof at WingNutz in Rifle!  On St. Patrick's Day, they generously donated 10% of their food proceeds to YouthZone!

Rifle Mayor, Randy Winkler, pictured with YouthZone's Lori Mueller and WingNutz owner Grady Hazelton.  And, of course, Razor the piggy!

Belmont Clean + Restore is offering a fundraising opportunity for YouthZone! If you arrange for services with Belmont (spending a minimum of $150 in services), they will offer you a $100 discount on services and will support YouthZone with a donation equivalent to 25% of your purchase (above the $250 minimum). 

For more information, contact Belmont at 970.927.1313
Lori Mueller, Executive Director