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 improving 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 clean up a park.
Young people are encouraged to be part of the program and make a change in Eagle County.
August 2021, all youth aged 12-18 (6th-12th grades) in the Eagle River Valley have the opportunity to present virtually on an issue that is particularly interesting to them or that they feel passionate about solving. We have provided 6 issues for a presenter to choose from, which are: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Tobacco 21+, The Environment, LGBTQ+ and Kindness/Bullying. Of course, they may also propose to present on another issue that is not listed above, so long as it relates directly to our community. They will have the option of presenting for 30 or 45 minutes between 1 and 8 pm, including Q&A and discussion time afterward. All they must do is fill out this straightforward google form, and we will help with everything after that: