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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The Sebastian’s Music for ERYC
July 19
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Sebastian, Vail

SpeakUp ReachOut Education Session & Coalition Update
July 19
4 p.m.
Avon Police Department

Eagle County Fair & Rodeo Open Class Exhibits
July 23 & 24
all day
Eagle River Center, Eagle

Rockin’ Rocks and Fossils with Walking Mountain Science Center
July 24
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Vail Library

Member of the Month

Mind Springs Health


Changing the world with peace
June 28, 2018 - By Gloria Cueva, Collaborative Management Program Coordinator for Eagle River Youth Coalition

“Hate and violence,” is what this 11th grader from Battle Mountain High School would change in the world. It may seem like an insurmountable feat, but for Elijah (Eli) Seeman and his friends perhaps it’s possible to inspire peace through the universal language of music. Eli said it’s sad when others let you down, but he thinks that listening and being there for others is what can make…
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Helping children and adults with equine therapy
June 28, 2018 -

Equine Therapy: Connecting and Centering

Horses can be barometers of our own feelings; they sense fear and agitation, joy and calmness. It’s for this very reason that horses are an integral part of Trio Equine Therapy. Whether a student, and a student can be a young child right up to an older adult, is working on horsemanship or riding, the horse provides calm, nonverbal feedback.

“We provide the services of Equine Facilitated Learning, Physical and Occupational…
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School counselor and youth advocate
June 28, 2018 -

Kayleen Schweitzer: A Calm Confidant

July’s Difference Maker influences hundreds of kids every year. Her calming voice combined with her listening skills makes her a trusted confidant for middle school kids at Eagle Valley Middle School. Kayleen Schweitzer is the school’s counselor and proponent for inclusivity and kindness. She, along with Principal Katie Jarnot, started ‘No Place For Hate’ this year. EVMS joins 1,600 other schools across the county in standing against…
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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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