Making a Positive Impact

Eagle River Youth Coalition (ERYC) continues to grow and evolve under its mission “to collaborate with Eagle River youth-serving organizations to assess prevention needs, coordinate substance abuse reduction efforts, and build capacity through strategic plans, programs and policies around the issues facing young people."

Explore how ERYC continues to make a positive impact on young people’s lives through youth suicide prevention efforts and Youth Leaders Council. Learn about the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, ERYC’s largest data assessment effort administered biennially to middle and high school students, and the You Told Us Social Norms campaign. Parents are invited to join the conversation and learn about resources through the Eat Chat Parent series. Take a minute to learn more about our members and how we all work together to make youth a community priority.

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Colorado Gives Day
December 4

Eagle County

Shop with a Cop & First Responders
December 6
4 to 8 p.m.
Walmrt & 4Eagle Ranch

Santa’s Workshop
December 7
3 to 6 p.m.
Imagination Station, Lionshead

Community Conversations
December 10
6 to 8 p.m.
Avon Elementary School

Community Spotlight

Our Community Foundation


See a need, fill a need: OCF fills gaps
October 31, 2018 -

Ending hunger pains... and more

Our Community Foundation is a relative newcomer to the Eagle County nonprofit scene. But the organization saw needs that needed to be fulfilled and jumped in to make a direct impact. The three areas OCF is involved in are reducing hunger, early childhood education and wellness.

Every single month Our Community Foundation rescues 30,000 pounds of food from the grocery stores. This is perfectly edible food but is destined to be pitched.…
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Running for a Cause
October 29, 2018 -

You Are Not Alone

by Denise Kipp, prevention manager

By running the Moab 240-mile race, Lucas Rivera was aiming to end the stigma that mental health and suicide invariably carry. His message was “no matter how bad it gets, you are not alone.” For 240 miles, he was able to put one foot in front of the other, through mental and physical anguish that was truly unbelievable. Lucas states, “The cause goes beyond just raising awareness, it’s a reminder to those who are…
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Youth are Redefining the Community Conversation
October 29, 2018 -

Enthusiasm and Energetic

by Mikayla Curtis, Strategic Impact Manager

To be youthful is to be passionate, motivated, curious, energetic and have a strong desire to create positive change. Troy Rindone encompasses all of these qualities and more. A junior at Battle Mountain High School, he is leaving his mark on our community and creating positive, youthful opportunities.

Imagine standing on a stage, in front of 500 people, and spending the next 15 minutes…
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Eagle River Youth Coalition - Making Youth a Community Priority
Physical Address: 34520 US Highway 6, C10 | Edwards, CO 81632
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4613 | Edwards, CO 81632
Phone: 970.949.9250 | info@eagleyouth.org
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