YouthZone Foundation
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(A resource for rehab facilities and other treatments)


Suicide & Depression Awareness

(For Students and Teens)


Funding Update

Thank you to the Austin Memorial Foundation for their support of $20,000 that will be put towards YouthZone's Restorative Justice program!

Would you like to make a final donation to YouthZone before the year end?

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Drug and Alcohol Education Classes

February 4
4 to 8 p.m.

Glenwood Springs
December 30
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
January 21
4 to 8 p.m.

February 18
4 to 8 p.m.

Call 970.945.4300 
or email [email protected] for more details!

Stories of Triumph: YouthZone!

For the past year, we've highlighted a YouthZone client each month as our "Story of Triumph" to share with all of you.  We've done this to let parents of our current clients understand that while they may be going through a difficult time now, there are often very positive outcomes for the kids who come through YouthZone's doors.  We also like to share these stories with our many donors and financial supporters, whom without their help, we would not have the resources available to help many of the kids that come to YouthZone.
As we finish 2015, we are pleased to share with you a very special "Story of Triumph" ... YouthZone!  We are celebrating all of our success, because in 2016, YouthZone turns 40!  In 40 years, YouthZone has helped an astounding number of kids in our community, as well as provided necessary support, tools, and resources to parents.  Over the course of the next 12 months, we'll be sharing with you all of the incredible milestones, accomplishments, and wonderful memories YouthZone has experienced in 40 years of supporting kids and families.
From 1976 to 2016 and beyond, YouthZone continues to provide opportunities for youth to be responsible, contributing members of society and work with their families and the community toward this end.  Please visit our website's 40th Anniversary page in January for more information about YouthZone's history, as well as special 40th anniversary events in the year to come!

Has YouthZone made an impact on your life at some point in the past 40 years?  We're looking for past clients, employees, supporters, or others who would like to share their stories!  Contact Stephanie Keister at [email protected]
Stop the "Crazy" Talk
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 1 in 5 Americans suffer from a treatable mental health condition.  Yet, despite their high prevalence, far too many people fail to seek treatment at the first sign of trouble - most often due to fear ... fear of being judged, being ridiculed, or labeled as "crazy."
As this short video below illustrates, Mental Health America is dedicated to "stopping the crazy talk" and helping all Americans achieve wellness by living healthier lives, both mentally and physically.

Parenting Tip

This month's parenting tip comes from Dr. Charles Fay at Love and Logic:

The most fortunate folks on Earth have a strong voice in their hearts, reminding them that they have what it takes to make it through the tough times. Because they possess this "emotional insurance policy" they face life with optimism instead of anxiety. They understand that the resources they have inside can never be taken away...and will always be at their fingertips when needed.
One of the ways we give our kids this security is by giving them as many life skills as possible. In days gone by, most children learned these skills by being heavily involved in the family economy. They learned how to unplug pipes, nail nails, screw screws, cure leaking toilets, cook meals, clean clothes, and wash dishes by helping their parents.
In today's world, I find it quite sad: the vast number of bright young adults know nothing about changing a tire, operating a washing machine, getting themselves unstuck from a snow bank, or using a phone book. People who lack these basic skills live lives completely dependent upon others...and lives full of anxiety. "What will I do if things go bad?" they wonder. "Who will take care of me?"
From the entire staff at YouthZone, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!
Lori Mueller, Executive Director
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