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  • Our Work | Mountain Youth

    Our Work Mountain Youth rallies around the community, providing support, conversation, education and collaboration to help all young people in the Eagle River Valley thrive. We do this through a variety of programs that engage youth while helping adults start tough conversations. We invite you to join us at one of our Eat Chat Parent events, ask your child about our Life Skills for Students class, practice Safe Driving or encourage a young person to be part of something bigger with Valley’s Voice or Communities That Care. Eat Chat Parent Communities That Care Safe Driving Show More CMP Valley's Voice Life Skills For Students Show More Empower Our YOUTH! Click to Give

  • Board | Mountain Youth

    Board Of Directors Thomas Pohl President Legal Sector Valley, and Tom is a Partner with the law firm of Pohl & Pohl, P.C. He opened a law office for the firm in Eagle County in 2007 and has since focused his practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law, estate administration, business, and real estate law. Prior to practicing as an attorney, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado with an emphasis in finance and marketing, worked as loan officer with a regional Colorado bank in the Vail +++ read more Katie Jarnot Vice President Education Sector Katie Jarnot currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Eagle County Schools. Previously she was the principal at Eagle Valley Middle School. Although she spent the majority of her adult life in New England, Katie grew up in the valley, having graduated from Battle Mountain High School. Katie has served in public education for nearly 20 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in English, theater, and education from Rockford University, a master’s degree +++ read more Jen Coulson Treasurer Business Sector Jennifer currently serves as a Realtor for Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties. She has a full-time career in real estate sales and is managing director of the Coldwell Banker office in Vail Village. Born and raised in Kansas City, Jennifer moved to the valley permanently in January of 2001. Jennifer graduated from SMU in Dallas, in 1996, but couldn't stay away from the mountains for long. She now lives in the valley with her two daughters, both born in Vail, Brecklyn and Balianna. Family is one of the most important things to Jennifer. Korrine Winstead Secretary Substance Abuse Sector Korrine is a Probation Officer for the 5th Judicial District overseeing Eagle County youth and the Senate Bill 94 program for Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit Counties. Korrine graduated with a degree in Social Work from Colorado State University and has worked with at-risk youth throughout her career. Korrine grew up in Northern Colorado and moved to the Vail Valley 16 years ago. She lives in Eagle with her husband and two daughters. Volunteering is a passion of hers and +++ read more Craig Bettis Law Enforcement Sector Vail Police Commander Craig Bettis is a public safety and operational leader with 18 years of law enforcement experience and 13 years of tactical experience. During Craig’s law enforcement career he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Investigator, DEA Task Force Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Investigations Sergeant and, in 2009, was promoted to Commander overseeing all operational and investigative staffing. Craig has a long history of tactical policing with +++ read more Andrej Birjulin Civic/Volunteer Sector Andrej is sole proprietor of Confluence Research and Training, LLC and was previously director of research and evaluation at Eagle County Schools. He provides consulting services in the areas of K-12 education, economics and tourism, youth development, health and prevention, informal learning, marketing, and environmental design. He is currently working on projects with the Vail Valley Partnership, Eagle County Schools, SOS Outreach, the Town of Vail, the Colorado +++ read more Britney Chavez ​ Valley's Voice Britney has provided youth insight to Mountain Youth’s many programs for several years. She attends Battle Mountain High School and finds passion in helping others and giving back to her community. She is a member of STUCCO, TEXxYouth@Vail and Valley’s Voice. She enjoys trying new things and spending time with her family. Britney is very excited to be involved in Valley’s Voice and the Mountain Youth executive board. Britney is thrilled to share her voice and be able to contribute. ​ Riley Dudley ​ Valley's Voice Riley is a student at Eagle Valley High School, where he’s an active member of the community and school. He participates in cross country, speech and debate, DADD (Devils Against Destructive Decisions) club, and sits on both the school and the school district’s accountability boards. He's part of Children’s Global Alliance, where he's gone on a service trip to Nicaragua and he's getting ready to go on one to Morocco. He also sits on the Colorado Youth Advisory Council and +++ read more Andore Horruitiner ​ Valley's Voice Andore is a Junior at Battle Mountain High School. Born in Colorado, raised in Peru, and educated in Florida, part of moving so much has made him a passionate and hard-working person that believes that "every obstacle is self-imposed." To keep balance in his life, he is part of the soccer and track teams at high school. Andore is excited to be part of the new youth Valley's Voice to make the community a better place and leave a big footprint in this valley with a big smile. Greta Grems ​ Valley's Voice Greta attends Vail Christian High School. As a Saint, Greta loves being a part of the volleyball and the soccer teams. More extracurricular activities she is a part of include the following: Student Council, the Drama Department and Yearbook Committee. Greta is excited to be a member of both Valley's Voice and the Board of Directors for Mountain Youth. She finds this to be a great opportunity to share her ideas on how to improve the lives of her peers in her community. Beckett Hyde Beckett is a junior at Battle Mountain High School. He is passionate about artificial intelligence and youth activism and is working on a TEDxYouth talk about how "Anyone Can Build With Artificial Intelligence." In addition, he is partnering with Project We Care Colorado to create an online mental-health educational resource for crisis situations. When he has that rare spare moment, he enjoys reading, running, and writing code. He joined Mountain Youth to bring a pragmatic voice to +++ read more James Wilkins ​ Business Sector Tori James is the CFO and Director of Finance for Eagle River Water and Sanitation District. He joined the District in March of 2015. Prior to working with the District, James worked in investment and commercial banking for 17 years. He has lived and worked in Eagle County since 1999, and has a son, Santiago, and daughter . , He holds a B.A. in economics with a minor in finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a certificate from the Graduate School of Banking +++ read more Mindy Larson Religious Sector Mindy assumed the role of principal at Vail Christian High School in July 2017, after serving as Vail Christian’s Dean of Students, Guidance Counselor and Science Department Chair. She began her teaching career as a high school school biology and chemistry teacher, first in North Dakota then in Eagle County where she has taught for more than 15 years. During her years in education, Mindy has enjoyed working with students in a variety of capacities both inside and outside the classroom. She +++ read more Chris Rieder Health Sector Chris is the Program Director of Mind Springs Health in Eagle County. He grew up near Chicago and went on to attend Colorado State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in 2004. Chris spent a couple years as a snowboard instructor and whitewater raft guide in the Eagle River Valley, before continuing his education at the University of Denver. There he received his Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology and became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He has +++ read more Joey Staufer Law Enforcement Sector Town of Eagle Chief of Police Joey Staufer has been in law enforcement since 1997. He served the Colorado communities of Dillon and Breckenridge before transferring to the Town of Eagle as a mid-level manager, followed by a promotion to the Town’s Chief of Police in December 2014. Joey has a BS in criminal justice/sociology, graduate work in criminal justice, and holds additional certificates of accredited specialized training. As a native of our Eagle River Valley, Joey graduated Battle Mountain +++ read more ​ Amy VanWel Youth-Serving Sector Amy Vanwel has served as principal at Berry Creek Middle School in Edwards since 2011, and was a teacher and assistant principal at Summit Middle School for 11 years prior. Amy earned a BA in Education at Michigan State University and an MA in Educational Leadership & Administration at Adams State University. She has two sons.

  • Get Involved | Mountain Youth

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  • Valley's Voice | Mountain Youth

    Valley's Voice Valley’s Voice is a catalyst for change in Eagle County. It is a one-stop shop for youth to have a voice, be involved and make impactful change. Led by a Youth Executive Board, Valley's Voice is comprised of young people ages 10 to 25. Valley's Voice hosts events across the county to collect input on key issues for youth so that projects and progress can be facilitated. ​ It is through Valley's Voice that every youth in the county will have the opportunity to serve, be rewarded, and be recognized for their contribution to improve youth issues. Valley’s Voice spans several past programs including Youth Leaders Council and encompasses CTC youth advisors and other young people in our community. This youth-led, adult-supported program focuses on education and community service projects — giving young people a voice in programs that impact them — anything from helping build a playground to organizing a canned food drive; writing a book to cleaning up a park. Young people are encouraged to be part of the program and make change in Eagle County. ​ Learn more and join here. ​ Contact Anabel Johnson Valley's Voice Coordinator for more information. ​ Like us on Facebook to stay in touch. Sign Up Here Youth Engagement Projects Valley's Voice Youth Recruit and Reward Show More Media Enforcement Youth Master Plan Show More Franklin Reilly ERYC Alumni Play Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied

  • Jobs | Mountain Youth

    Jobs Submit your company’s opportunities to . info@mountainyouth.org ​ Career Opportunities We are Hiring! ​ Life Skills Educator (32-40 hours per week) ​ Position Summary Under the direction of the Life Skills Manager, this position supports the mission of the organization by building relationships with school representatives, and is responsible for planning, managing and facilitating in-school youth prevention program efforts, and performing general office duties and other responsibilities as needed. Position Responsibilities Program Oversight  Communicate with school partners to plan, implement, track and evaluate in-school prevention programming  Provide evidence-based curriculum facilitation focused on middle and high school level, with expansion to elementary schools as needed  Implement and develop evidence-based prevention education programs and coordinate scheduling, program supplies and materials  Work with Technical Assistance and Evaluation Consultant(s) to measure program effectiveness and track student engagement  Work with Prevention Manager on sustainable development of Mountain Youth prevention and healthy life skills program efforts (evaluation measures, analysis, vision)  Support with other youth initiatives such as Valley’s Voice and Social Norms as applicable  Support administration of biennial Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Community Development and Fundraising  Represent Mountain Youth through collaborative projects as needed  Support with fundraising efforts as needed (grant writing, reporting, meetings, events, etc.)  Contribute to the monthly Mountain Youth newsletter as needed General Office Administration  Support with staff relations and operational oversight  Maintain Mountain Youth internal database  Perform general office duties and support with Mountain Youth projects as needed  Attend Team Meetings as available Additional Requirements The Life Skills Educator position requires a high level of professionalism, strong multi-tasking skills, strong classroom management and facilitation skills, and flexibility. The Life Skills Educator will occasionally be required to perform position duties outside of normal working hours. Travel to meetings or trainings throughout the county, state, and out of the state may be required. It is important that the candidates are able to conduct themselves in the most courteous and professional manner at all times. Starting annual salary range, depending on schedule and experience, is $38,000-$44,000 for 32-40 hours per week (average) with opportunity for year round or ten-month schedule, with approximately 80% of the time spent in the classroom teaching. Benefits include option for a group health insurance plan, paid time off package (Vacation, sick/personal and holidays), annual wellness benefit and flexible scheduling. ​ Cover letter and resume should be submitted to Denise Kipp at dkipp@mountainyouth.org Please include Life Skills Educator Application in the subject line

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    Resource Directory Finally! All of Eagle County’s resources are together in one place. Let us help you find a dentist, learn where to get WIC benefits, find a summer camp or join an LGBTQ+ meeting. Online English & Espanol Download Directory

  • About | Mountain Youth

    About Us Explore how Mountain Youth continues to make a positive impact on young people’s lives. Learn about the Join us. Healthy Kids Colorado Survey the largest data assessment effort administered biennially to middle and high school students, and the "You Told Us" Social Norms campaign. 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. Thank you for your support! ​

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