Hello friends!

It has been 45 days since we last saw the kids in person and we miss them! Being able to interact with everyone via virtual programs is great, but we can't wait to get back to in person programming. For now, that will have to wait, and below we have our programs for this week. 

For Art Spot this week we have a very special guest, Gemma Danielle. Gemma had her first solo exhibit in Aspen last summer at Skye Gallery. For this special art class we will be providing art kits, which we will deliver, for up to 18 youth. Youth will be allowed to keep these kits so they can continue to create. 

Please email  Michaela@aspenyouthcenter.org if you would like a set, I will deliver to the first 18 youth who request a set which includes paper, pencil, compass and ruler to create beautiful mandalas.

We are also opening up virtual programs to younger kids. If you have kids who are in 3rd grade, please know they are welcome! If you have kids in K-2nd grade, please email me at Michaela@aspenyouthcenter.org and we will be doing some special programs for this age group. 

If you, or any of your family members, need additional support during this time, please don't hesitate to reach out. We will be adding a resource page to our website this week.
Remember to connect with us via social media or
  email!  We try to go live on   Instagram  every few days. Our TikTok can be found under the name AspenYouthCenter.  Need a tutorial on instagram? Click here. Need a tutorial on Tik Tok? Click here.


Monday, April 27 - Weekend Update chat with the kids - 4pm
Please join the Weekend Update zoom using this  link  and the below login and password.
Meeting ID: 766 3292 8121
Meeting Password: 934062

Monday, April 27 - Boxing with Lace Up Boxing Club - 5pm to 5:30
Please join the Virtual Boxing zoom using this link and the below login and password.
Meeting ID: 826 8329 5675
Meeting Password: AYC
Materials needed - yourself :)

Tuesday, April 28 at 4pm Mad Science with Jay
Please join the Mad Science zoom using this link and the below login and password.
Meeting ID:  772 6116 1217
Meeting Password: 243880
Wednesday, April 29 at 4pm Top Chef with Brittany
Please join the Top Chef zoom using this link and the below login and password.
Meeting ID: 7 37 0320 8504 
Meeting Password:  543412
Link to Recipe

Thursday, April 30 at 4pm Art Spot with Special Guest Gemma Danielle
Please join the Art Spot zoom using this link and the below login and password.
Meeting ID:  783 9054 3795
Meeting Password:  311710
Materials needed: Paper, pencil, compass, ruler, backing. We will provide for up to 18 kids!

Thank you so much for your continued support of AYC. We ask that if you are in the financial position to support Aspen Youth Center, please consider making a donation. Every gift at any level is truly appreciated and will help us adjust for lost funds during this time and ensure that we remain free to all 4th through 12th graders in the valley!

Please stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you all, soon.

In gratitude,

Michaela Idhammar-Ketpura
Executive Director
Help Us Grow!

Giving Tuesday usually occurs in December but #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on Tuesday, May 5th as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. #COGives provides a safe, secure way to support Colorado nonprofits, including Aspen Youth Center, in one easy transaction which you can access here. There are many ways to show your generosity during #GivingTuesdayNow including spreading the word about AYC's virtual programs, sharing this message on social media, and giving to AYC and other nonprofits you care about. The funds we receive on this day will assist us with purchasing supplies we can deliver to youth participating in our programs as well as helping us with the additional costs we will incur once we are able to reopen.

We thank you for considering supporting AYC during this time.

Amazon Smile
Select Aspen Youth Center as your charitable organization, and, for eligible purchases, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of each purchase price to Aspen Youth Center! Click here to sign up!

City Market Community Rewards
Enroll in City Market Community Rewards to earn money for Aspen Youth Center when you shop with your value card. If you are already signed up, login to make sure it hasn't lapsed.
Easy Steps:
2. Create and account -be sure to enter your Value Card number (usually your phone number);
3. Select "Community Rewards" from the "Community" drop-down tab on the home screen;
4. Select Aspen Youth Center as your charity to support.

City Market will remember your charitable selection each time you shop with your value card. Thank you!

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