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Join the Force Entering our thirteenth year as an established organization, it's inspiring to reflect on
the impact that the Eagle River Youth Coalition (ERYC) has fostered in our community. Along with community partners, ERYC has been able to identify behaviors, needs and trends of local youth and to mobilize the community around those needs. The most recent Healthy Kids Colorado Survey local data sets have just arrived and ERYC is eagerly dissecting results to reveal where local youth currently stand on integral behavioral issues. Utilizing this data, The Coalition has worked collaboratively to ensure that enriching, unique services are offered to youth and families, and that they are
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JointheForce YouthLeaderSpotlight 5MinuteSurveyforCO9to25 Young,BrightEyedVolunteersSeekingProjects MemberSpotlight:BrightFutureFoundation MemberEvents MembershipCorner:TrainingsandGrants

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accessible to those who need them most. ERYC has helped to build capacity among community agencies through coordination of professional development opportunities, collaborative fundraising ventures and social media. Finally, you can count on ERYC to host lively affairs. From parent education seminars and Youth Leaders Council retreats, to the family-friendly Fall Pumpkinfest and 4/20 anti-drug rally, to the delicious Valley Tastings: Food for Youth, ERYC and our partners appreciate a good time. None of these successes would be possible without the strong partnerships among community agencies, youth, parents and businesses. Thank you for your commitment to the healthy development of young people in the Eagle River Valley. Get involved today: Like ERYC on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, to stay updated on youth and family news and events Check out our 2013-2014 Youth Leaders Council on Instagram Contact Michelle to learn about local youth needs by discussing the 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey data Join us for an educational seminar, such as next week's free Healthy Lifestyles Dinner & Dialogue event in Edwards

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~Michelle Stecher, Executive Director

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YouthLeaderSpotlight:WadeTicer

High school hallways have a tendency to breed stereotypes and place students in specific clicks. From your first week of freshman year, you could be labeled as a jock, bookworm, thespian, tech- nerd, outcast, etc. These social pressures manifest insecurities and social injustice. It is normal for an impressionable underclassman to internalize these labels and get stuck sitting at the same stale cafeteria table throughout his/her entire high school experience. Wade Ticer, a junior at Eagle Valley High School chooses not to succumb to these stereotypical labels. Upon first introduction, his sturdy six foot build may give the impression that he is simply a well-spoken jock. Combine that with the fact that Ticer was the only 9th grade student to secure a spot on the varsity baseball team, let alone start at the 1st base position. This would reinforce the stereotype, but as he begins to speak, it is apparent that there are greater depths to this compassionate, sincere and smart young man. Academically, he is performing at the top of his class, earning a 4.3 grade point average. He has submerged himself into the student body and is a dedicated member of both DADD (Devils Against Destructive Decisions) and EVHS Booster Club. Outside of school, he offers his freetime coaching and mentoring aspiring young baseball players. During the summer, he umpires for local youth programs and is pretty lenient with his 'Strike' calls. He is a member of the local Young Life chapter and volunteers at the Eagle Salvation Army.
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5MinuteSurveyforCO9to25

Colorado9to25iscreatingastatewidegeographicmapofyouthservingprogramsandinitiatives for youth ages 925. This mapping also helps address a legislative requirement of HB131239, regarding the creation of a Statewide Youth Development Plan that identifies youth service organizationsinthestate.CO9to25isworkingtoensure that all young people reach their full potential and that we are aligning our work to improve outcomes for youth.

StartingHearts SOSOutreach UTESpringsElectric VailInternationalHockey VailValleySalvationArmy WalkingMountains Women'sEmpowermentWorkshop TheYouthFoundation

Pleasecompletethesurveyandhelpdisseminatethe surveylinktoasmanyyouthservingorganizationsas possible. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/co9to25mappingsurvey

Theinformationthatyouandyournetworkpartnersprovidewillcontributetoamapthatprovides anopportunityforincreasedconnectionsandcoordinationatthelocallevelandwithinandacross countiesandregionsinColorado. Visitourwebsiteforthelatestvolunteer Thank you for taking this 5 minute survey and for sharing your program information, and for opportunitiesforarewardingexperienceserving playinganactiveroleinCO9to25toalignyouthworkacrossthestate! EagleCountyYouth

Checkoutcurrentopportunitieswith: BrightFutureFoundation GirlScoutsofAmerica SOSOutreach SpeakUpReachOut StartingHearts TheYouthFoundation EagleValleyLibraryDistrict

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VailChristianHighSchooldoesaMissions/ServiceWeekeveryyearinMarchandislookingfor localorganizationsthatcouldusesomehelp.TheweekofMarch24th27ththeywillbesending
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outgroupsofstudentswithchaperonestoservethecommunity.Groupsareavailablefrom9am 3pmandarelookingforopportunitiestoserveinanycapacity(clean,shovelsnow,vacuum,wash windows,filepapers,etc).Thereisnochargeandthegoalistologalmost2000hoursof communityserviceonthose4days. Ifthisissomethingthatyouoryourorganizationcouldbenefitfromplease ofstudentswithchaperonestoservethecommunity. Groupsareavailablefrom9a.m.3p.m.andare lookingforopportunitiestoserveinanycapacity (clean,shovelsnow,vacuum,washwindows,file papers,moveheavythingsaround,etc.).Thereisno chargeandthegoalistologalmost2000hoursof communityserviceonthose4days. Ifthisissomethingthatyouoryourorganization couldbenefitfrompleaseemailBrendaGruber,or visittheVailChristianHighSchoolwebsiteand clickonContactUsandtheformwillbetheveryfirstdocumentyousee.

FeaturedVolunteerOpportunity BuddyMentor
BuddyMentor TheBuddyMentorProgram'smissionistoconnect childrenfacingadversityintheVailValleywitha committedadultrolemodelwhowillprovide encouragement,companionship,andlifeskills enhancementthroughamentoringrelationship.BFF providesourSeniorBuddieswithongoingsupportand trainingaswellasinvitationstovariousrecreational activitiesforourJuniorandSeniorBuddyMembers. TotakethenextstepinbecomingaSeniorBuddy, pleaseemailLeneeSmithorcallat9707637212

FREEComputers!!

WECMRDhas generouslydecidedto donateafewdesktop computerstoneedylocal nonprofits.Theyhave longsincehadareputationfortheirsupportin thecommunityandthisisonemorenotchin theircommunityleaderbelt.Pleasecontact RussellofWECMRDformoreinfoonthe computersandhowyoucangetthemtoyour organization.

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5ReasonstoLikeusonFacebook

1.You'llgetinformationonandaninsiders'lookat upcomingevents. 2.Whoneedswordswhenphotostellthestory?Seewhat ERYCisdoinginthecommunitythroughphotoalbums 3.HaveimmediateaccesstoERYCnews. 4.Wewanttohearfromyou.Postyourthoughts,ideas, andsuggestions. 5.You'llbeabletoconnectwithlikeminded individualswholikeyou,makeyouthacommunity priority.

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Empoweringindividualsandfamiliesaffectedbydomesticviolenceandsexualassaulttoleadsafe,productivelivesthroughpreventionservices, advocacy,andcrisisinterventionandrecoveryservices.
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2014marksthe30th anniversaryofBrightFutureFoundationassistingvictimsofdomesticviolence andsexualassaultathomeintheVailValley.Foundedin1984,BrightFuturehasevolvedintoa professionalagencydedicatedtothepreventionandinterventionofinterpersonalviolenceinEagle County.In2013,BrightFutureexpandeditsinschoolviolencepreventioneffortswithinEagle Countyschoolsandreachedmorethan1,300EagleCountystudentsthroughout13localschools. Whethervolunteeringorparticipatingin ourupcomingevents,therearemanywaystogetinvolvedintheworkofBFF.Currently, weareinneedofvolunteersforourBuddyMentorsprogramand24/7crisishotline.The BuddyMentorsProgram,basedonthenationalBigBrothersBigSistersprogram,provides anopportunityforcommunitymemberstomakeapositiveimpactinayoungchild'slife throughmentoring.Lookingforlessofacommitment?Our24/7crisishotlineprovides directcrisissupportandinterventiontovictimsofdomesticviolenceandsexualassault throughoutEagleCountyandisoftenthefirstpointofcontactforindividualsseekingour services. Weinviteyoutojoinusaswestrivetobreakthecycleofviolenceinourcommunity! Upcomingevents: InauguralDerbyDaySoireeonMay3rd ,locationTBD 2nd annualBridgeTournamentonJune26thattheClubatCordillera 15th annualAces+EaglesgolfandtennistournamentonSeptember23rd atCountryClub oftheRockiesinArrowhead Togetinvolvedandformoreinformation,pleasevisitwww.mybrightfuture.orgorcontactusat9709497097!

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FreeDinner&DialogueSession: HealthyLifestyles:Fitness&Nutrition
FreeChildcareandliveSpanishtranslationattheevent. Date:Tuesday,March11th Time:68pm Location: WECMRDFieldHouse,Edwards(MAP) ToRSVP:pleasecall9709499250 oremailJasonPeck Moreinformationonourwebsite

ParentsPreventingSexualAbuse
Learn10simplestrategiesthateveryparentshould knowtoprotectyourchildfromsexualabuse Date:Tuesday,March25th Time:5:307:30pm Locations:AvonPublicLibrary(MAP PresentedbyMeghanHurley,LCSW Sponsoredby:RiverBridgeRegionalCenter *PleaseRSVPandregisterforthisFREEclass Moreinformationat9709455195orriverbridgerc.org

ReadAcrossAmericaDay
VolunteertoreadwithlocalchildrentocelebrateRead AcrossAmericaDay!! Date:Monday,March3rd Time:1:452:45pm Locations: JuneCreek(Edwards),EdwardsElementary,Avon Elementary,HomestakePeak(EagleVail),Gypsum Elementary,RedHill(Gypsum)

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*RedHillisalsolookingforreadersthroughouttheday onMarch4th
ContactHeatherHowerformoreinformation,ortosign up.

DIY@YourLibrary

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SOSOutreachhasteamedupwithSamana LoungeinVailtoholditsannualSOSCharityDance EventduringtheBurtonSnowboardsUSOpen. ProceedswillbenefitSOSOutreachyouth programs.DjCynwillbespinningallnight.21+only. Date:Friday,March7th Time:9:00pm2:00am Location:SamanaLounge Cost:$10IncludesoneFREEbeerfrom CrazyMountainBrewery

DuringTeenTechWeek,theEVLDlibrarieswill showcaseallofthegreatNONprintresourcesand servicesthatareavailabletoteensandtheirfamilies.This year'sthemeis"DIY@yourlibrary."Theywill celebrateTeenTechWeekMarch915,2014. Extendyourlearningbeyondtheclassroomandexplore, createandsharecontent@yourlibrary! AvonPublicLibrary:


Date:Wednesday,March12th Time:4:008:00pm Activities:Learntosolder,createLEDartor awalletfrombiketiretubes. *Refreshmentsincluded

CaringforKidsMeeting

Anyoneinterestedinearlychildhoodissues(teachers, parents,providers)isinvitedtoattendtheCaringfor Kidsmeeting Date:Monday,March10th Time:6:30pm8:30pm Location:TheFamilyLearningCenter(MAP Agenda: IntroductionsandInformationsharing


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GypsumPublicLibrary: ATechnologyScavengerHuntwillbeavailableall week, March915withprizesawardedtothosewhofind everything!Theywillalsooffermakerspaceactivitiesthis week

Professionaldevelopmentplanfor2014 MonthoftheYoungChildactivities PizzaandChocolate!!! PleaseRSVPtoJeanneat3280774

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Correlatesofintentionstousecannabis amongUShighschoolseniorsinthecase ofcannabislegalization


Background Support for cannabis ("marijuana") legalization is increasing in the United States (US). Use was recentlylegalizedintwostatesandinUruguay,and other states and countries are expected to follow suit. This study examined intentions to use among UShighschoolseniorsifcannabisweretobecome

WellsFargoFoundationCommunity AssistanceFundGrants
Background: WellsFargoisproudtos upport organizations that keep our communities strong, diverse, and vibrant. Our contributions are primarily directed to arts and culture, education, economic development, health care, and human services. Eligibility: WellsFargomakescontributionstoorganizations withtaxexemptstatusunderSection501(c)(3)of theU.S.InternalRevenueCode,aswellasto
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Please join your colleagues for an in-depth and kindhearted workshop focused on early childhood leadership with early childhood leadership and systems consultant Catherine Zakoian, MA, LPC.

Center Program Directors: Friday, March 28, 8:30 to 4:00 Family Home Childcare Directors: Friday, March 28, 5:30 to 7:30, continuing Saturday, March 29, 8:30 to 4:00

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Specificlearningobjectivesinclude: aligning program vision with meaningful business practices finetuning capacity to work well with parents and staff gaining self and organizational awareness cultivating tools to manage with more ease and efficiency and interfacing with the ProgramorBusinessAdministrationScales.This is a sponsored event offered at no cost to participants. On site working lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday. On site working dinner provided Friday evening. Certificates for ongoing traininghourswillbeavailable. Toregister,contact JeanneMcQueeney,3280774. EvaluationandTheKeystoSustainability EdwardsWorkshop Evaluationiskeytoensuringthesustainabilityof yourorganization'seffortsandimpact.Take advantageofthisregionalworkshoptolearnmore aboutleveragingyourevaluationdatafor sustainability. Date: Thursday, March 20th Time: 10:00am-4:00pm Location: Colorado Mountain College, Edwards, CO (MAP) Topics include: Identifying key data sources and uses Accessing and reporting data Communicating your data to stakeholders Registration will be open through Thursday, March 13th, 2014. To register, please contact Lindsay Moore at lmoore@omni.org or 303-839-9433 x148.

legallyavailable. Methods Data from the last five cohorts (20072011) of high school seniors in Monitoring the Future, an annual nationally representative survey of students in the USwereutilized.Datawereanalyzedseparatelyfor the 6116 seniors who reported no lifetime use of cannabisandthe3829seniorswhoreportedlifetime use(weighted Ns). We examined whether demographic characteristics,substanceuseandperceivedfriend disapproval towards cannabis use were associated with(1)intentiontotrycannabisamongnonlifetime users,and(2)intentiontousecannabisasoftenor more often among lifetime users, if cannabis was legaltouse. Results Tenpercentofnoncannabisusingstudentsreported intent to initiate use if legal and this would be consistentwitha5.6%absoluteincreaseinlifetime prevalence of cannabis use in this age group from 45.6% (95% CI = 44.6, 46.6) to 51.2% (95% CI=50.2,52.2).Eighteenpercentoflifetimeusers reportedintenttousecannabismoreoftenifitwas legal.Oddsforintentiontouseoutcomesincreased among groups already at high risk for use (e.g., males, whites, cigarette smokers) and odds were reducedwhenfriendsdisapprovedofuse.However, largeproportionsofsubgroupsofstudentsnormally at low risk for use (e.g., noncigarettesmokers, religiousstudents,thosewithfriendswhodisapprove ofuse)reportedintentiontouseiflegal.Recentuse

qualifiedtribalandgovernmentalagencies,including publicschoolsystems. PleasenotethatWellsFargoisunabletoconsider grantsforthefollowing: Organizationsthatarenotdesignated501(c)(3) bytheIRS OrganizationsoutsideofWells Fargocommunities Forprofitentities,includingsmallbusinesses Politicalactioncommittees,candidates,causes, andlobbying Labor,religious,fraternal,military,and professionalassociationactivities Individuals,includingscholarshiporfellowship assistance Travel Sportsandathleticgroupsandactivities Endowmentcampaigns Equipmentcosts,includingpurchaseof computerhardwareandsoftware,orvehicles Marketingandpromotionalactivitiesor merchandise Startupcostsforanorganization Videoorfilmproduction Researchprojects Deadline: May1st,2014 HowtoApply:PleasevisitWellsFargoformore information

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wasalsoariskfactorforreportingintentiontouseas oftenormoreoften. Conclusion Prevalenceofcannabisuseisexpectedtoincrease ifcannabisislegaltouseandlegallyavailable.

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