YouthZone’s Past Reaches Out

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Lori Mueller Executive Director In early September, Colorado Governor, Jarid Polis declared Sept. 6 through Sept. 12 Youth Awareness Week. The week featured daily activities to celebrate and honor youth with professional development and engagement opportunities. In his proclamation, the governor stated, “Youth are our future leaders and regardless if they are within an institutional […]

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Americorps VISTA Claire Hemme Lands At YouthZone

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By Staff   Claire Hemme’s journey to YouthZone began with an unplanned raft guiding position. After graduating from West Virginia University in the midst of the Covid-19 shutdown, Claire wasn’t sure how she would find a job.  As the pandemic raged on, callbacks became fewer and fewer. Searching for a job had become exhausting and fruitless. She was introduced to Americorps by a friend and applied to some VISTA programs […]

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YouthZone’s annual fundraiser to share local youth films during virtual film fest

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Carol Wolff Development Director Our communities have recognized YouthZone as a pillar in positive youth development and advocacy for 44 years. Serving adolescents and parents from Aspen to Parachute, YouthZone strives to keep our communities safe, our families strong and our youth responsible by providing young people the tools to succeed. Once a year, local […]

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Rami El Gharib Eagerly Continues Restorative Justice Work with YouthZone

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Restorative Justice Coordinator Rami El Gharib seeks opportunities to blend the vulnerable population of our diverse communities into a safe space through his new role with YouthZone.  Community building and conflict resolution are what interest Rami the most in his new position. Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Rami came to the United States in […]

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YouthZone helps parents address racism with their kids

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Lori Mueller Executive Director As a parent in today’s society it can be difficult to navigate through a topic as complex as racism, and if you are part of a white family, you may not even feel directly impacted by it. Remaining silent and ignoring these issues can perpetuates their existence. Today, more than ever before, we have a duty as parents and role models to take an active role in ending racism. YouthZone believes that silence is […]

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