June 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 Youthzone.com 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!
Upcoming Events

Substance Education

August 4
4 to 8 p.m.

July 21
4 to 8 p.m.

August 18
4 to 8 p.m.

Thank You to All that Donate Valuable Time!
Without the generous help of many volunteers throughout the year, YouthZone would struggle with the upkeep of our offices throughout the Valley.  We would like to take a moment to thank the following individuals and companies who donate significant resources, including many hours of hard labor,  to YouthZone:
Lindsay Passmore
Alan Weisel
Merle Detweiler
Coy Bretthorst
Lindsay Passmore
Ron Nadon

Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc

Jay Mencimer, Mr. Vac, Glenwood Springs

YouthZone: 1996-1999

Technology was a hot topic in the last four years of the 1990s, as dot coms were on the rise in 1996/97 (only to have the bubble burst in 2000) and software concerns over the impending 2000 date were frantically debated for much of 1999.  Young women across America were begging their hairdressers to give them the "Rachel" haircut that looked adorable on our favorite Friends character as our own friends were beeping us on our pagers.  We welcomed new life when the first surviving septuplets were born in 1997, and Colorado painfully mourned the shooting victims at Columbine High School in the spring of 1999.
At YouthZone, the staff was as busy as ever, starting new programs and opening new offices.  In 1996, YouthZone began a collaboration with Advocate Safehouse to help bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence.  The Aspen office opened in 1997 and YouthZone purchased the office building in Rifle in 1998.
In 1999, the organization officially became known as YouthZone, having previously operated as "Garfield Youth Services" since 1978.  The Restorative Justice program was also established in 1999, as was a Latino outreach program that included youth leadership camps. 
Wrapping up the four year period was the strongest fundraiser for YouthZone to date, with Kiss a Pig raising $127,000.
Next Month: 2000-2003

We have a wonderful opportunity to earn $7,000 from First Western Trust. And we need your vote!  Click here to access the voting portal - then simply enter your name and email address, scroll until you find YouthZone, and Vote!  

You can vote daily between now and July 6!
Rifle Art Project 

As promised, here are some great photos from the Rifle Art Project!  We'd like to take a moment to thank Bookcliffs Arts Center for their help on this project!

Save the Dates!


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

40th Year Appreciation Celebration
Thursday, November 10
Lori Mueller, Executive Director