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 Parents You Matter Dinner and Dialogue 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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RRP Positive Prevention Fundraiser
Friday, September 12th
E-Town in Edwards
SpeakUp ReachOut Community Walk
Saturday, September 13th
Brush Creek Park in Eagle Ranch
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Vail Christian High School
Community Marijuana Forum
September 17, 2014
Colorado Mountain College, Edwards
Youth Leader Spotlight: Norma Camunez
August 29, 2014 - Given recent tragedies including local drunk driving fatalities and a suicide that has rocked the nation, it might not come as a surprise that some young people are more motivated than ever to make a positive difference by keeping neighbors and loved ones safe. Yet it’s an incredible inspiration to grasp the story of a young local woman who decided at the mere age of 16 to commit her life to building trust and ensuring safety in her community through law enforcement.
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YL Spotlight: Kaylie Evans
August 04, 2014 - Living in the Vail Valley we quickly learn that most people come here to consume our beautiful and pristine mountain playground, and as quickly as they come, they're gone. But, how can we blame them for taking advantage of the mountains when most of us came here for the same thing. As tourists, even in our own towns, we forget the impact we're making on the people and environment around us.
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Coalitions in Action
August 04, 2014 - Eagle River Youth Coalition Fights Back Against Impaired Driving
Recognition by: CADCA
The Eagle River Youth Coalition, located in Avon, Colo., a close-knit rural town west of Vail, is fighting back against a trend of impaired driving.
Executive Director Michelle Hartel Stecher explained that the coalition was alerted to the problem after noticing some Read more >
Youth Spotlight: Cassandra Armas
July 02, 2014 - Living in a small town and working in the non-profit industry, I often hear Eagle County’s youth complain that there are limited volunteer opportunities to engage our community. Besides skiing and snowboarding, many local high school students seek alternative activities that spur future career interest, inspire global awareness and simply contribute to the well-being of their neighbors.
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