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Non-Profit in the Spotlight: YouthEntity, Week 4

Jun 25, 2018

YouthEntity seeks to engage and empower youth to discover their potential by providing real-world experiences that prepare them for future successes. The main goal of YouthEntity is to make the Western Slope of Colorado the most financially literate region in the country. Kirsten Petre McDaniel provides powerful examples of the impact they are making in the community. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: YouthEntity, Week 2

Jun 11, 2018

YouthEntity seeks to engage and empower youth to discover their potential by providing real-world experiences that prepare them for future successes. The main goal of YouthEntity is to make the Western Slope of Colorado the most financially literate region in the country. Kirsten Petre McDaniel describes their programs offered to high school students in the Roaring Fork Valley.  

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: YouthEntity, Week 1

Jun 4, 2018

YouthEntity seeks to engage and empower youth to discover their potential by providing real-world experiences that prepare them for future successes. The main goal of YouthEntity is to make the Western Slope of Colorado the most financially literate region in the country. Kirsten Petre McDaniel describes their programs offered to elementary and middle school students in the Roaring Fork Valley.  

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 1

Feb 2, 2018

Aspen Words is an essential non-profit in our community. Jamie Kravitz, the Managing Director of Aspen Words, explains their growth and expansion. 

Roni Morales explains how Mountain Family Health Centers plays a role in the recent immigration concerns in our valley. Garry Schalla highlights the non-profits team-based system. 

Mountain Family Health Centers celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. They will also be celebrating the opening of a new Basalt location. They want the community to know that they are accessible to anyone. 

Ross Brooks is the CEO and patient of Mountain Family Health Centers. They have 170 people on staff serving the 19,000 patients in our community. Their non-profit gets base grant funding from the government as well as federal support. 

Ross Brooks is the CEO of Mountain Family Health Centers and he explains how their non-profit exists to make sure people have access to affordable, integrated, primary care. They serve over 19,000 people in our community. 

The Roaring Fork Swap is a Facebook group. It was created as a sort-of online garage sale for people in the valley.

Producer Rita Hunter says that because there is a limited amount of people in the valley that have theatre experience, there is a lot of sharing and collaborating. This is ACT's 41st year, and November's production will be there 75th show.

District Manager of our local chapter, Jonathan Gorst, says the importance of keeping the younger generation in our valley and how important that is for our future economy. They encourage the community to reach out to them directly.

According to their website, Junior Achievement has contributed to the economics and business education of young people throughout the world. They say their unique system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success.

Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. They believe that they are creating business leaders of the future.

The commitment of a CASA of the Ninth volunteer, is to see the child or children involved twice a month. This special time between the volunteer and the child, or children, provides the volunteer with vital information to give the courts. Volunteers also write court reports on behalf of the child. 

Vice president of CASA's board, Resa Hayes, explains how she has seen the non-profit evolve since it's establishment in our community in 2011. A volunteer CASA does not need a specific skill set to provide assistance to a child or children in need. 

CASA of the Ninth was established in the Roaring Fork Valley in 2011. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Volunteers are placed with a "CASA", which may contain 1 child, or a few children. CASA volunteers do a great service to both the abused or neglected children as well as the court system. 

Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley has always been aware of the evolving affordable housing issues in our valley. The look forward to the proposed 27 condominium project on the hillside behind Basalt High School.

Habitat for Humanity employees understand and see the hardships of living in the valley when it comes to affordable housing. They encourage the community to do more than simply "talk" about the problem. 

In 1999, the local chapter of Habitat International was formed in the Roaring Fork Valley. The founders of our local chapter had great instincts, and foresaw what would become one of the biggest issues in the valley- the need for affordable housing. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: A Way Out, Week 4

Jun 26, 2017

According to A Way Out, in 2016 the surgeon general said that 1 in 7 Americans will confront a substance abuse addiction. A client of A Way Out shares his experiences.

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