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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February's Eat Chat Parent, presented by Vail Health. Children are experiencing increased depression and behavioral health issues at an alarming rate. To educate the community in Eagle County, Colorado, Eagle River Youth Coalition and Vail Health brought in Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D, to talk about the positives and pitfalls of technology use.

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.

Watch the video from October's Eat Chat Parent: Your Kids Brain on Tech with Dr. Lisa Strohman

Eat, Chat, Parent: Vaping and Marijuana from Eagle County Government on Vimeo.

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ACT on Drugs
February 18
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Eagle Valley Middle School, Eagle

ACT on Drugs
February 19
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Berry Creek Middle School, Edwards

Eat Chat Parent: Anxiety & Your Child. You Can Help
March 5
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Battle Mountain High School Auditorium

Eat Chat Parent: Your Child & Anxiety. You Can Help
March 6
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Gypsum Creek Middle School Auditorium

Gerry's [Social Media] Diet

Taking a break... how did it go?
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School activist and community gatherer
January 31, 2019 - We’ve been noticing a trend. There are angels among us. The ones who quietly go about their days: answering phones, returning emails, bandaging knees, making dinners and shoveling the walk. Then add to that arranging gatherings, supporting friends and family and creating programs that benefit the community at large.

Beatriz Bustamante is one of those angels. She’s a health…
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Representing & Creating Positive Change
January 30, 2019 -

Panelist, Representer and Positive Change Maker

Mel McCalley recently spoke as a panelist during two of our Eat Chat Parent family education events. These opportunities offered a chance to tell their story of overcoming adversity, figuring out their identity, and developing personal values such as living authentically and being unapologetic. Adolescence can be an awkward phase of physical and emotional development for many. The past few years have enabled Mel to build their…
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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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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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