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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In case you missed the ACT on Drugs presentation, watch it here! Talk, learn, listen: Ask questions and be alert.

March's Eat Chat Parent was eye-opening. Watch the video here:

Eat, Chat, Parent - Your Child + Anxiety from Eagle County Government on Vimeo.

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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Train the Trainer


Free of Charge 5 day train the trainer event
mfhaMental Health First Aid Facilitators

Anyone who is interested needs to contact Tom Gangel at 970-819-2625 or at tgangel@mindspringshealth.org. This $2,500 value is offered free of charge.


He's Cooking!
March 31, 2019 -

Making a difference with cooking and volunteering.

Red Canyon High School junior, Kaleb Woodworth, embodies the word volunteerism. Kaleb has participated and organized volunteer projects throughout his high school career.

“Kaleb has been an amazing addition to the RCHS community from day one. His commitment to excellence and leading by example is inspiring to both staff and students,” Troy Dudley, principal of RCHS, said about Kaleb.

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Crossing Guard & More
March 31, 2019 - Thanks to PCW (Precision Construction West) for spotlighting Ron Steele, who helps hundreds of children arrive to school daily. Safely. This is no small feat, as cars zoom by, seemingly oblivious to kids as young as five walking, scootering, biking to school.

Ron Steele is a volunteer crossing guard for Brush Creek Elementary students. He does this to keep kids safe, not because he has children at the school. He is on the corner in the freezing cold, in the rainy, wet spring and blazing…
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No shame. No questions. No ignoring the obvious.
February 28, 2019 -

Talk About It

We are a culture who tries to hide any ugliness, whether it’s an ill-fitting shirt, an unusual birthmark or a sickness. When we’re asked how we are, we automatically reply, “Good. Fine.” After all, who wants to admit to weakness? Who wants to hear it? In the world of Facebook and Instagram, we are programmed to only share happy things, to look lovely as we do it and not to worry.

Guess what? That’s not real life. And there are more and more…
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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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