Garfield County is giving YouthZone $350,000 for the local non profit’s new facilities in Glenwood Springs.
YouthZone works with at-risk kids. It offers counseling and mentor programs. The non-profit is moving into new offices on March 1.
Garfield County originally promised $250,000 in matching funds. Basically, Youth Zone raises the money from the community and the county matches it.
Because YouthZone raised considerably more than expected, the county commissioners unanimously decided to up the ante and contribute $100,000 more.
The funds come from the county’s Energy Mitigation Fund, which is used to help offset the impacts of oil and gas development.