Become A Member

Help Keep Youth a Community Priority: Become a Member

Would you like to join a group of other local organizations who care deeply about making youth a community priority?

Since 2001, Eagle River Youth Coalition has been serving local youth and families in a variety of capacities. One of our strengths, which you can be a part of by becoming a member, is that we collaborate with other youth serving organizations to strengthen our mission of serving local youth and familes and giving youth a voice.

Cycle Effect

The Cycle Effect is just one of our 35 members, with new ones joining monthly.

You might be wondering....why should you or your organization join?

"Colorado State University Extension has been involved in the Eagle River Youth Coalition since its inception. ERYC collaborates with youth serving agencies to leverage resources for the community. Because ERYC mobilizes agencies to work together towards a common goal, we are all successful in promoting positive youth development," said Glenda Wentworth, County Extension Director, Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent, Colorado State University Extension

ERYC Membership Benefits include:

Community Outreach

• ERYC will serve as a media liaison, promoting youth services and building awareness about member organization news and events through traditional and social media avenues.
• ERYC will administer the biennial Healthy Kids Colorado Survey throughout local middle and high schools, and will analyze results. Results will be available to community partners to solicit resources and to ensure services meet the current needs of local youth.
• ERYC will bring together organizations with diverse focuses to collaborate around priority issues.
• ERYC will support with volunteer and staff recruitment and referral.
• ERYC will advocate for and support with development of policy change.
• ERYC will offer the Youth Leaders Council student group as an advisory board for any member projects.
• ERYC will offer representation of member organizations through materials at various community events.

Professional Development

• ERYC will schedule and fund quarterly (at minimum) professional development opportunities.
• Seminars may be delivered by JVA, Colorado Nonprofit Association, Community Resource Center, or professionals from renowned best practice organizations. Topics will be chosen based on interests and needs of member agencies.
• Shared Fundraising ERYC will be researching, referring, and requesting funding for youth services.
• ERYC will solicit collaborative funding opportunities that will benefit various youth services, and will support with referrals for funding opportunities aimed at individual agencies.
• Through shared fundraising ventures, ERYC focuses on creating efficiencies among service providers in addition to building capacity within organizations.

Data Sharing and Client Referral

• ERYC will serve as a leader in developing data sharing, client screening and referral initiatives, including representation of non-profit organizations through the Wayfinder and InteGreat! projects.
• ERYC will highlight member agency services through an updated Eagle Valley Resource Directory.

Community Events

ERYC will research, develop and facilitate events that will create awareness about and offer education regarding youth programs and priority needs. These community events may include the Family Jam & Plan resource event, forums on behavior concerns, Parenting classes and sessions, teacher orientation events, and other structured events.

"Red Ribbon Project has worked closely with Eagle River Youth Coalition for 15 years. ERYC goes out of their way to support efforts to improve the lives of youth in our community. Anyone fortunate enough to have contact with ERYC will experience their knowledge, creativity and resourcefulness - all of which are limitless," said Denise Kipp, Red Ribbon Project Director

Technology Resources, Available for Use

• Live simultaneous translation headsets (30)
• Projector

Recent ERYC Collaborative Success Highlights:

Data Sharing and Client Referral

• Coordination of the Eagle County Resource Directory (English and Spanish, print and electronic).

Community Outreach

• Promotion of local youth programs and member events through various social media avenues, monthly ERYC e-newsletters, and ERYC website calendar.
• Administration of the 201 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey to over 3,100 students at all local middle and high schools, and outcome dissemination to member agencies.
• Volunteer and job posting board on ERYC website.

Professional Development Opportunities

• Environmental Strategies, February 2017
• WordPress and SEO, March
• Positive Youth Development (PYD), April 2017
• Graphic Design for Dummies June 2017
• Creative Ideas to Increase Year End Giving, September 2017
• Question, Persuade, Refer September 2017
• Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, October 2017
• QPR: Question, Persuade and Refer, November 2017
• Sharing the Experience of Fundraising, November 2017
• Building and Sustaining the Relationships through Gratitude November 2017

• Social Media Basics (December, 2016)
• Generational Giving (September, 2016)
• Vu Le: Equity Building (June, 2016)
• SBIRT Training (June, 2016)
• Social Media with Blizzard Press (February, 2016)
• Mental Health First Aid for Youth (December, 2015)
• “Bridges Out of Poverty” With Eagle County Economic Services (October, 2015)
• “Crucial Conversations” With Colorado Mountain College (August, 2015)
• “Strategic. Tactical. Social Media.” With Blizzard Press (April, 2015)
• “Youth Engagement” with OMNI Institute (March, 2015)
• “Organizational Effectiveness through Assessment” with CRC America (November, 2014)
• “Addressing Community Needs, a Look at Local Youth Behaviors” (September, 2014)
• “Marijuana and Social Norms” with OMNI Institute (August, 2014)
• "Shameless Promoting" with Mobloggy (June 2014)
• “Making the Ask” with CRC America (May, 2014)
• "Grant Writing Basics" with CRC America (Feb, 2014)
• "Fundraising Strategies" with Colorado Nonprofit Association (Jan, 2014)
• “Healthcare and Social Service Options” with Eagle County Economic Services (October, 2013)
• “Financial Management 101” with the Colorado Nonprofit Association (August, 2013)
• “Good to Great Boards” with the Colorado Nonprofit Association (June, 2013)
• “Motivational Interviewing” with Rocky Mountain resource Center (May, 2013)
• “CPR Training” with Starting Hearts (April, 2013)
• “Successful Program Planning” with the Colorado Nonprofit Association (February, 2013)

Community Events

• Family Jam & Plan; promoted member agency summer programs (April 2016, 2017, 2018)
• Safe Driving Fair (Battle Mountain High School, April 2016, 2017, 2018)
• Pumpkinfest Fall Harvest Festival (every fall)
• Eagle County Schools Back to School Teacher Mixer (August, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
• Community Marijuana Educational Forum (August, 2014, May 2016)
• Free parent Eat Chat Parent series (ongoing)
• Active Parenting of Teens Series and Families in Action (ongoing)

Shared Fundraising

Continued support for state and federally funded collaborative grants through the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (Changing Community Norms; Law Enforcement Assistance Funds) and SAMHSA

ERYC MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE CALCULATED BY USING THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES. ERYC fees have not increased since 2011. ERYC is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit. Federal ID number: 84-1593859

$850 Annual Budget in excess of $750,000
$440 Annual Budget $400,000 to $750,000
$275 Annual Budget under $400,000
$250 Business Membership
$100 Individual Membership, or if your organization has only one employee

Join these other amazing organizations in supporting youth in our community:
1st Bank
Alpine Arts Center
Bright Future Foundation
Buddy Werner League
Colorado Skateboards
Colorado Mountain College Upward Bound
CSU Extension
Eagle County Schools
Eagle Valley Library District
Early Childhood Partners
Girl Scouts
Jennifer Coulson
Junior Achievement Colorado
Lacy’s Top Drawer
Mind Springs Health
Mountain Valley Horse Rescue
Mountain Family Health Centers
Red Ribbon Project
Vail Valley Salvation Army
Ski and Snowboard Club Vail
Small Champions
Starting Hearts
SpeakUp ReachOut
The Cycle Effect
Town of Vail Library
Vail Valley Soccer Club
Vail Mountain School
Walking Mountains Science Center
Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District
TRIO Therapy Partners

To become a member, please email Carol Johnson, ERYC Community Engagement Manager at


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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 |
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