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Monthly Newsletter- November 2014
Youth Leader Spotlight: Luke Vickerman
During this month of 'Giving', our local youth are expected to put down that
turkey leg, serve the community and place other's needs before their own. Hurry
to the Avon Salvation Army, pack those baskets full of cranberry sauce &
stuffing, lace up your boots and drop them off to specific homes. All with a smile
and sincere heart. Most teens generate a feeling of self-worth, pad their college
resumes, and come December 1st, settle back into their busy lives.
Luke Vickerman, a junior at Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy is the anomaly to
this general rule and dedicates his time helping others without seeking personal
recognition or fame. A rare, special and mature attribute for a 16 year old. These
sort of characteristics are not typically considered cool, but Luke's friendly
demeanor and grace entices other teens to follow his lead. His passions revolve
around rivers, ski racing, mountain biking and other outdoor endeavors. An avid
rafter and fly fisherman, he dedicates numerous hours to Trout Unlimited's Eagle
County chapter, promoting water conservation and fish preservation. As a
member of VSSA's Environmental & Sustainability Club, the student-led group
evaluates the school's energy consumption. In the classroom, he is challenging
himself by taking 3 advanced placement college preparatory courses. A difficult
task for an 11th grader at VSSA, who may miss a minimum of 30 classroom days
due to the rigorous alpine ski racing travel schedule. In the summer and fall
seasons, Vickerman can be seen highlighted in the Vail Daily for his top finishes

in the Vail Mountain Bike Town Series and Vail Valley Mountain Bike Club
On top of Vickerman's busy academic and athletic schedule, he commits
countless hours to the local non-profit organization, Round Up River Ranch.
Continue Reading about Luke >>>>>
~Jason Peck
Program Director

The FREE Dinner & Dialogue Series
November 11, 2014 | 6-8pm
WECMRD Field House Edwards
450 Miller Ranch Rd, Edwards, CO 81632
Next Topic: Youth Depression, Reducing Anxiety &
Free Dinner & Childcare provided
Live Spanish Interpretation
Panelists Include:
Molly Fiore, SpeakUp ReachOut
Anne-Marie Desmond, UB.U
Emily McCormack, UB.U

Youth Award Recipients Acknowledged at
Annual Event
ERYC was excited to honor the following youth
award recipients at the Valley Tastings event on
October 9, 2014. These young leaders have
accomplished many great achievements in our
Summiteer Awards

Mike Ramunno, Eagle Valley High School.
Member of Youth Leaders Council.

Riley Rowles, Eagle Valley High School.
Member of Youth Leaders Council.

Carly Volkmer, Eagle Valley High School.

Zipliner Award

Sarahi Garcia, Battle Mountain High School,
Upward Bound. Member of Youth Leaders

Belay Buddy Award

Michelle Cortes, Eagle Valley High School,
Upward Bound.

Doctors Plus Kids Care Clinic at Avon Elementary School
ERYC is excited to welcome the Doctors Plus Kids Care Clinic as one of our new Coalition
members. Doctors Plus provides valuable low-cost physical, dental, and mental health
services to Eagle County students ages 3-18.

Join 4-H!

A Season of Giving

Have fun while having an impact this holiday
season! The Eagle Valley Library District
invites you to sew and decorate stockings or
make a lantern for families and teens in
need. All stocking and lanterns made will be
donated to the Salvation Army.

Nov. 15 | Nov. 18 | Gypsum Public
Nov. 25 | Avon Public Library
For more information please contact:

4-H is a community of young
people across America who are
learning leadership, citizenship and
life skills. 4-H began a century ago
as an educational program for the
nation's youth and is available to
young people ages 5-18 offering a
wide variety of projects anywhere
from showing a pig to decorating a
cake. Today, 4-H meets the needs
of and engages young people in
positive youth development
experiences in order to continue its
motto of "Making the Best

International Survivors of Suicide Loss
International Survivors of Suicide Loss
Day is the one day a year when people
who are affected by suicide loss gather
around the world at events in their local
communities for support, information and
Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 9-11am

Avon Public Library (970) 949-6797
Gypsum Public Library (970) 524-5080

Edwards Interfaith Chapel
For more information, contact:
Jenny Leonetti at the CSU
Extension Office in Eagle County
(970) 328-8631

Family Leadership Training
Accepting Applications Now for
FLTI is a series of 20 sessions on
leadership training, civic literacy, and
civic participation skills. FLTI is
based on the premise that family
members are the best advocates for
children, families, and their
communities. Community leaders,
including parents, youth, and family
members, can be extraordinarily
effective when they speak out on
issues and inform policymakers, the

2014 Art Battle to benefit
The Family Learning Center
Hosted by BMHS National
Honor Society. All artwork
created by BMHS students
and available for sale.
Tuesday, November 18,
2014 | 5-7pm

media, and the community. The
opportunity to participate in this
training is offered to 25 participants
who will be screened and selected
based upon their availability and
readiness to become effective change
agents on behalf of children, youth,
and families. To apply,
visit: www.coloradofamilyleadership.

Colorado Legal Services
Northwest Colorado Legal Services
Legal Advice Clinic
You can make an appointment or walk
in on the day of the clinic. Persons with
appointments will be seen first; persons
without appointments will be helped if
time allows. This is a free Clinic for
low-income residents of Eagle
County. Please bring any leases, court
papers, etc. for your legal problem with

1:30 p.m.
Individual appointments at the Clinics with volunteer
to discuss civil legal problems such as:

Divorce and custody cases, protection orders
Landlord/Tenant problems, such as evictions
Bankruptcy, Debt Problems
Court lawsuits filed against you

Training Opportunities
Improving Organizational
Effectiveness Through
Assessment Training
November 20 |1pm-5pm
Avon Public Library

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
November 13-14 | 5-8pm
Offered by SpeakUp ReachOut
More Info & To Register

Teacher Class Management
(TCM) Workshop
Nov. 8 | Dec 6 | Jan 31 | Mar 14 |
May 2

1 Scholarship available, please contact ERYC.

Register Online
Organizational assessment is a
positive, constructive step toward
health and improved performance
for any organization. Build your
organizational capacity by learning
the basics of how to apply
organizational assessment to your
organization and come away with
valuable resources and tools to do it
on your own!

ASIST provides practical training for
seeking to prevent the immediate risk of
suicide. The emphasis of the ASIST
workshop is on suicide first aid, on
helping a person at risk stay safe and seek
further help. Attendance at the full two
days is essential. Learn how to:

Facilitated by: Maria Fabula, CEO
of Community Resource Center

recognize invitations for help
reach out and offer support
review the risk of suicide
apply a suicide intervention
link people with community

Working mostly in small groups of one
trainer to no
more than 15 participants, ASIST uses
many different
teaching processes to create a practiceoriented and
interactive learning experience.

This evidence-based 5-day free
workshop created by the Incredible
Years will include how to:

Promote children's pro-social
Increase school readiness
Reduce classroom aggression
and noncooperation
Promote peer interaction
Strengthen overall classroom
management strategies
Effectively collaborate with

Facilitated by Julia Kozusko, LCP and
Emily Marion. Lunch and professional
development hours provided.

Please RSVP to

Actively Green 2015 Training
Take a 2-day course from 1:00-4:30 PM to learn how to become a certified
sustainable business in partnership with Sustainable Travel International,
Town of Vail, Walking Mountains Science Center and the 2015 FIS Alpine
World Ski Championships.
This training is designed specifically for businesses and organizations in
the Vail Valley. The sessions focus on fundamentals of sustainability and
eco-certification and working toward transforming the Vail Valley into a
globally recognized sustainable destination.
The course will be led by sustainability experts from Walking Mountains
Science Center. You'll learn the fundamentals of how to make
"sustainability" actionable in day-to-day business operations and create
action plans to implement immediately. The course will help businesses
prepare for Actively Green 2015 eco-certification.
For information contact Melissa Kirr
or Kim Langmaid at kiml@walkingmountains.orgor call 970-827-9725
ext. 133 or

Development Opportunities

Employment Opportunity
Grant and Proposal Developer

Funding Opportunities

Colorado Opportunity
The Youth Foundation (the education arm of Scholarship Initiative
Education Grants
the Vail Valley Foundation) and Eagle
Click here for more information
County Schools are jointly hiring a Grant
Deadline: November 15, 2014
and Proposal Developer. The Grant and
Proposal Developer will be a contracted
position during the first year, with potential Colorado Department of Local
to become a full-time, benefited position in Affairs
Non-Entitlement Areas
year two. Contract amount - $60,000 $70,000, depending on experience. See the Community Development Block
job description (below) for
Click here for more information
essential job responsibilities and
qualifications. A priority for this position is Deadline: December 1, 2014
that the Grant and Proposal Developer live
National Endowment for the
or spend significant time in Eagle County.
Position open until filled.
Collaborative Research Grants
Learn More Information

Employment Opportunity
Economic Services Manager
Eagle County is currently seeking an
Economic Services Manager for its Client
Benefits section. This section provides
eligibility determination for public
assistance programs including Adult
Financial Assistance, Colorado Works,
Emergency Assistance, Food Assistance,
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program
(LEAP), and Medicaid for both Eagle and
Pitkin Counties. Services are provided at

Click here for more information
Deadline: December 9, 2014
National Fish and Wildlife
Foundation and Wells Fargo
Environmental Solutions for
Communities Grant Program
Click here for more information
Deadline: December 10, 2014
National Endowment for the
Our Town Grants
Click here for more information
Deadline: December 15, 2014

Department of Health and
Human Services
Family-to-family Health
Information Centers
Click here for more
Deadline: December 16, 2014
Schlessman Family
Education, Disadvantaged
Youth, Elderly/Senior
Programs, Special Needs
Groups, and Cultural
Click here for more
Deadline: December 31, 2014
RGK Foundation
Community, Health, and
Education Grants
Click here for more
Deadline: Letters of inquiry
accepted on a rolling basis
Community Investment
Click here for more
Deadline: Proposals are
reviewed on an ongoing basis

four locations within the two counties.

Rose Community
Various Community Grants
Click here for more
Deadline: Applications
accepted on a rolling basis

Learn More Information

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The Youth Development Institute (YDI)
The Youth Development Institute (YDI) helps organizations apply the most promising research and practices so that young
people can grow and develop through powerful, sustained, and joyful experiences. Our partners include government agencies,
funders, policymakers, community organizations, schools, and colleges. YDI provides technical assistance, disseminates
information, develops policy, and conducts research to strengthen the quality and increase the availability of these positive
opportunities throughout the United States.
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Check out current opportunities with:
Bright Future Foundation
Girl Scouts of Colorado
SpeakUp ReachOut
Starting Hearts
The Youth Foundation
Walking Mountains

Visit ERYC's website for the latest job
and volunteer opportunities for a
rewarding experience serving Eagle
County Youth

Contribute to Our Newsletter
Deadline for September newsletter
Fri November 21st, 2014
Email: Mikayla Curtis
Use our newsletter. It's a bright idea!

Featured Volunteer
Vail Valley Salvation Army
Thanksgiving Food Baskets
November 22, 2014 | 9am
Help fill food baskets for families for the
Thanksgiving Holiday.
Visit website for more information

Can YOU perform CPR? If so, YOU are needed
to help SAVE the LIVES of Sudden Cardiac Arrest
(SCA) victims in our community! Simply register
for the Eagle County Neighbor Saver program by
following these instructions.
To receive CPR/AED notifications and HELP
SAVE LIVES in Eagle County:
1-Download the free PulsePoint app from your
mobile app store
2-From the agency list, find and follow Vail Public
Safety Communications Center
3-Go to settings and select the "CPR" notification
About Neighbor Saver/PulsePoint
With a simple alert from your phone, you could help save a
life. Starting Hearts and the Vail Public Safety
Communications Center have partnered to launch the
PulsePoint CPR/AED mobile application to help increase
sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rates in Eagle County.
The PulsePoint app helps improve community response to
SCA victims by enabling "Neighbor Savers," or citizen
bystanders, to provide lifesaving cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) and access public access automated
external defibrillators (AED).
To learn more, visit: Starting Hearts

ERYC Supporters

Thank you to
Everyone who
helped make
Valley Tastings
A Great Success!
The 8th Annual Valley Tastings: Food for Youth helped
raise vital funds to support the efforts of ERYC and its
partners. We are very appreciate of the following
individuals, sponsors, and businesses who made the event
a great success.

Volunteers - Cathy Strickler, Roberto Mendoza, Morgan
ERYC would also like to thank the Town of Avon,
Nyberg, Daric Harvey, Paula & Oran Palmateer, Beth
Vail Resort's Epic Promise and the Colorado Fifth
Pantzer, Megan Burch, Kimberly Koller, Candace Eves,
Judicial District Attorney's Office for being financial
Kayla Brito, Madison Baldwin, McKayla Gardoni, Riley
supporters of ERYC's programs and efforts to
Rowles, Mike Ramunno, Sammy Adams, McKensey
keep youth a community priority and ensure
Matthews, and Meredith Zafian.
parents and the community have accurate
Sponsors - The Vail Daily, First Bank, East West Resorts,
Alpine Bank, R.A. Nelson, and Central Rockies Mortgage information and access to services to best support
youth in facing different challenges and needs.
Restaurant Partners - Batter Cupcakes, Blue Moose,
Bonfire Brewing, Gore Range Brewery, Kiwi International
Delights & Coffee, La Bottega, Main Street Grill, Tacorico,
and Ti Amo
Business Supporters - Avon Liquors, Petals & Pours, Pam
Peterson Photography, Vail Mountain Coffee
Roasters, Alpine Arts Center, Arriesgado, Avalanche Ranch
Hot Springs, Avon Rec Center, Bang'lz Salon, Belmont
Deli, Blitz Boutique, The Bookworm, Breckenridge
Distillery, Castle Peak Grille, Cinebistro, City Market,

Clagget/Rey Gallery, Columbine Bakery, Cosbar, Crazy
Mountain Brewery, Delight & Bowl, Four Seasons
Landscaping, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Golden
Bear, Izen, Kids Cottage, Kitchen Collage of Vail Valley,
Krimson Klover, Larkburger, Local Joes Pizza, Moe's BBQ,
Mountain Man Nut & Fruit, Northside Kitchen, Party
Central, Patagonia, Pazzos, Portofino Jewelry, Ptarmigan
Sports, Pure Barre, Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Silver &
Beads, Rouge Boutique, Soaring Spirit, Inc., Sonnenalp
Foundation, SteamMaster, Tennessee Pass, The Vail
Chophouse, Uma Fitness, Vail Organic Clean, Vail Vision,
Vilar Performing Arts Center, Vin48, The Vail Valley
Foundation, Wags & Whiskers, WECMRD, Wine or Wort,
Wolcott Yacht Club, Zip Adventures

ERYC Members
Making Youth a Community Priority

P.O. Box 4613
Edwards, CO 81632
(970) 949.9250

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