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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Families in Action
September 23
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Eagle Valley Middle School

QPR - Suicide Prevention for Everyone
September 26
5:30 p.m.
Eagle Town Hall, Eagle

Yoga For Everyone
September 29
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

Eat Chat Parent presented by Vail Health
October 2
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Battle Mountain High School Auditorium

Member of the Month

Vail Public Library


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September 03, 2018 - According to Business Insider, snap streaks have become the most important metric for teen friendships. In case you have no idea what a snap streak is, I will tell you. It is when you send direct snaps (via the Snapchat app) back and forth in a 24-hour period with one friend for a long duration of time. Think 200 days long. In some extreme cases, 1000 days long. This month’s Eagle River Youth Coalition’s Youth Spotlight, Eagle Valley High School junior Caroline Dewell, tells me she doesn’t…
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Evan is a catalyst of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) of Eagle County.
September 03, 2018 - Everyone has that memory of not fitting in, that slightly anxious feeling of being different, the odd one out. Many of us leave those memories in the past without a backward glance, but with a feeling of gratefulness not to have to go through ‘that’ anymore.

Evan Weatherbie, M. ED., Associate Professor of Transitional Education at Colorado Mountain College, remembers not fitting in and has embraced helping others to find a place that is accepting and welcoming — without exception.…
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Bright Future Foundation Creates Hope
August 30, 2018 - Bright Future Foundation is this month’s Member Spotlight. The mighty organization does so much good, but we all wish its services weren’t so needed. BFF is the county’s community-based domestic violence and sexual assault response agency and serves more than 670 clients through crisis intervention, advocacy and long-term healing services each year.

It all started in 1983 when a nun from Minturn ran a newspaper ad asking for help to support local women in crisis. In response,…
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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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