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Non-Profit in the Spotlight

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Every month, Aspen Public Radio picks a non-profit in the Roaring Fork Valley that is focused on service and improving the community for all. Each week, you'll hear a different aspect of our Non-Profit in the Spotlight as they explain their mission, challenges, and successes.

  

Stepping Stones is dedicated to cultivating strong mentoring relationships in community spaces for youth ages 10 to 21 to foster growth, compassion, and responsibility. 

Stepping Stones is dedicated to cultivating strong mentoring relationships in community spaces for youth ages 10 to 21 to foster growth, compassion, and responsibility. They believe that positive adult mentors are critical for healthy development. Kristin Nelson, founder, Kyle Crawley, Executive Director, Jonathan Greener Assistant Director, and Shannon, a youth at Stepping Stones, discuss Stepping Stones history and the importance of community spaces for youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: For the Good, Week 4

Sep 24, 2018

For the Good is dedicated to empowering girls in Kenya by keeping them in school and addressing the root causes of gender inequality. They believe that when communities learn about human rights and critically think about gender roles, parents are more likely to support the education of their daughters. Kayce Anderson, Executive Director, and Ella, advocate, discuss that with time and education, their hope is that For the Good will no longer be needed. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: For the Good, Week 3

Sep 14, 2018

For the Good is dedicated to empowering girls in Kenya by keeping them in school and addressing the root causes of gender inequality. They believe that when communities learn about human rights and critically think about gender roles, parents are more likely to support the education of their daughters. Kayce Anderson, Executive Director, and Ella, advocate, discuss their Board of Directors and the issues impacting the communities they serve.

For the Good is dedicated to empowering girls in Kenya by keeping them in school and addressing the root causes of gender inequality. They believe that when communities learn about human rights and critically think about gender roles, parents are more likely to support the education of their daughters. Kayce Anderson, Executive Director, and Ella, advocate, discuss funding and why they exist.

For the Good is dedicated to empowering girls in Kenya by keeping them in school and addressing the root causes of gender inequality. They believe that when communities learn about human rights and critically think about gender roles, parents are more likely to support the education of their daughters. Kayce Anderson, Executive Director, and Ella, advocate, discuss the beginning of For the Good and how they got involved. 

Raising a Reader is dedicated to fostering early literacy bonds between children and their parents to ensure that all young children from Aspen to Parachute develop a love of books and the skills to become successful readers. Executive Director Rick Blauvelt and Chair of Raising a Reader's Board of Directors Nate Adams discuss the impacts of screen time and the importance of spending time with your child without distractions. 

Raising a Reader is dedicated to fostering early literacy bonds between children and their parents to ensure that all young children from Aspen to Parachute develop a love of books and the skills to become successful readers. Executive Director Rick Blauvelt and Chair of Raising a Reader's Board of Directors Nate Adams discuss who the need for literacy in developing children and our community at large. 

Raising a Reader is dedicated to fostering early literacy bonds between children and their parents to ensure that all young children from Aspen to Parachute develop a love of books and the skills to become successful readers. Executive Director Rick Blauvelt and Chair of Raising a Reader's Board of Directors Nate Adams discuss who Raising a Reader serves and the need for literacy in developing children. 

Raising a Reader is dedicated to fostering early literacy bonds between children and their parents to ensure that all young children from Aspen to Parachute develop a love of books and the skills to become successful readers. Executive Director Rick Blauvelt and Chair of Raising a Reader's Board of Directors Nate Adams discuss where and how Raising a Reader began, and the impact their non-profit has on the community. 

Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives through year-round adaptive experiences for individuals faced with cognitive and or physical disabilities. They create life-changing opportunities by encouraging participation in activities designed to redefine limits, recognize abilities, and transfer newfound courage to everyday life. CEO, Jeff Hauser and Director of the Military Opportunities Program, John Klonowski, discuss their operation costs, how you can get involved, and provide examples on how they are making a difference. 

Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives through year-round adaptive experiences for individuals faced with cognitive and or physical disabilities. They create life-changing opportunities by encouraging participation in activities designed to redefine limits, recognize abilities, and transfer newfound courage to everyday life. CEO, Jeff Hauser and Director of the Military Opportunities Program, John Klonowski, discuss current and future goals of their non-profit, and tangible examples with participants. 

Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives through year-round adaptive experiences for individuals faced with cognitive and or physical disabilities. They create life-changing opportunities by encouraging participation in activities designed to redefine limits, recognize abilities, and transfer newfound courage to everyday life. CEO, Jeff Hauser and Director of the Military Opportunities Program, John Klonowski, discuss the diverse programs and events they offer. 

Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives through year-round adaptive experiences for individuals faced with cognitive and or physical disabilities. They create life-changing opportunities by encouraging participation in activities designed to redefine limits, recognize abilities, and transfer newfound courage to everyday life. CEO, Jeff Hauser and Director of the Military Opportunities Program, John Klonowski, discuss the history of Challenge Aspen and the programs they offer. 

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 3

Jun 18, 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 why it is important to be aware of YouthEntity and how you can get involved. 

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 Film, Week 4

May 21, 2018

Aspen Film seeks to enlighten, enrich, educate, and entertain through film. Founded in 1979 by Ellen Hunt, Aspen Film has been creating unique experiences for all audiences. Susan Wrubel, Executive Director, and Regna Jones, Director of Operations and Education detail what Aspen Film means to them. 

Canine Outreach Care & Rescue seeks to ensure that as many dogs as possible avoid suffering and injury. Dedicated to helping needy families pay for life threatening and emergency veterinary expenses, Canine Outreach Care & Rescue provides funds to pay for veterinary care. Co-founders Sarah Simms and Sandro Torres explain where they see their non-profit in the future, and the importance of awareness in our community. 

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