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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January's Eat Chat Parent, presented by Vail Health, helped teach parents and children how to build resiliency and self-esteem. Watch the video here.

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Mountain Valley Horse Rescue Basic Volunteer Orientation
January 19
9 a.m.

Kids Create: Explore the Possibility of Crayons
January 23
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Vail Public Library

Family Loteria Night
January 24
5:30 - 7:00
Vail Public Library Tech Studio

Evening with Susan Ford Bales, SCA Survivor
February 1
6 p.m.
Vail Golf Club, Vail

Gerry's [Social Media] Diet

Taking a break... how did it go?
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A dark night in 1996 helps bring light to difficult situation.
January 01, 2019 -

Giving Back Every Day

Paula Palmateer is a tireless volunteer. She’s a rock in the community and seems to have boundless energy and goodwill. One of her main focuses is leading the board of Red Ribbon Project, a powerful nonprofit that provides hope and positive prevention.

Red Ribbon Project celebrated its 20th anniversary a few years back. In that time, it has stayed true to its mission while adding programs and working to benefit valley residents.
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Giving and Giving Back
December 31, 2018 -

Helping athletes!

It is so cool when a young person is so vested in their community, this community, and decides to make a difference for others. Even better when they team up together to help others out. That’s just what Kejll and Sylvan Ellefson and John Cummins did when they founded Fjellbarn (pronounced F-yell-barn). 

“The aim of FJELLBARN is to help individuals and families afford the cost of any sports program in the valley. It is our belief that no…
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How Was It?
December 30, 2018 -

"I am addicted."

Before I dive into the meat of this challenge, I wanted to introduce myself, and what my connection to social media is. My name is Gerry Lopez, and I am 19 years old. I serve as the youth advisor, and administrative coordinator for the Eagle River Youth Coalition. My connection with social media is pretty simple, I am addicted. From Facebook to Instagram, Snapchat, and more I would spend a lot of hours a day making sure I was in the loop of what everyone else…
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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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