Helping Families and Area Youth Since 1976


For more than 40 years, YouthZone has helped transform the lives of thousands of young people from Aspen to Parachute.  Originally formed by a group of parents who were concerned about drug use among high school students, YouthZone has since evolved to an organization dedicated to helping youth and their families through education, counseling, support, and understanding.  Not only does YouthZone facilitate substance use intervention and education, it has since evolved to an organization that provides a wide spectrum of services – helping young people become responsible, contributing members of society.

YouthZone provides services to youth ages 6 to 18 years. Our services are geared toward three areas of assistance: Prevention, Intervention, and Volunteerism.

In its first years of operation, YouthZone assisted approximately 400 youth between the ages of 14 and 17.  Today, we work with more than 1,000 young people each year.


Our Core Values

We do what we say. We stick to our mission and we are accountable for our actions.

We are stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We maximize our resources to create opportunities for others.

We have regard for the welfare of others. We empower people by creating a climate of non-judgmental support.

We operate in integrity. We create an environment of direct, honest and open communications.