noun: youth; plural noun: youths

the period between childhood and adult age; anyone between the ages of 9 and 25. 


About Us

Mountain Youth continues to make a positive impact on young people’s lives.

Learn about the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey the largest data assessment effort administered biennially to middle and high school students, and the "Be Your Best U." Social Norms campaign. Are you a young person passionate about making change? Learn more about Valley's Voice. Parents, caregivers and trusted adults are invited to join the conversation through Eat Chat Parent. Take a minute to learn how we all work together, because you are not alone. Need to know more about Graduated Drivers Licensing Laws in English and Spanish, watch our GDL presentations on our Safe Driving Page.

All of our work embodies empowering youth to thrive!


Meet The Team

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Youth Engagement Coordinator

Michelle Stecher

Executive Director 

 Anabel Johnson

Jess Christensen

Safe Driving Manager

Amy Baker

Family Education Manager

Youth Spotlight

Natural leadership is a quality that not many people are born with. Owen, however, is an exception to the rule. .

— Name, Title


Difference Maker

Self-care is one of the driving forces behind Hillary’s passion for helping others. Self-care can look different for everyone"

  • FREE Virtual Oil Pastel Art Class with Alpine Arts
    Sun, Jan 24
    Jan 24, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Join us for a fun creative Oil Pastel Art Class for Middle Schoolers, guided by Alpine Arts
  • ESE Meeting #2
    Mon, Jan 25
    Jan 25, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Come learn how to make educated choices pertaining to your sexual and reproductive health from Betsy Cairo. Betsy Cairo has been teaching for 25 years and won the AASECT Sexuality Educator of the Year award in 2017.
  • FREE Virtual Pottery Class with Dewey Dabbles
    Wed, Jan 27
    Jan 27, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Join us for a fun creative Pottery Art class for Middle Schoolers, guided by Dewey Dabbles
  • FREE Virtual Foil & Toil Art Class with Alpine Arts
    Sun, Feb 07
    Feb 07, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Start the New Year with a creative and unique Foil and Toil Art Class for High Schoolers, taught virtually by Alpine Arts!
  • Kids & Anxiety: Strategies to Help
    Wed, Feb 24
    Feb 24, 6:00 PM
    The Pandemic continues to challenge both parents and kids anxiety systems at this time. This talk will focus on specific tools for parents as well as tools as parents you can use to help your kids through their anxiety at this time.
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