Safe and successful youth – in school and online

Our Work with Youth Mental Health & Wellness

Our Community Foundation has long recognized that youth in western Colorado experience higher rates of suicide, substance use and other unhealthy choices. Youth across our seven-county region are experiencing increased anxiety, hopelessness and behavioral health challenges worsened by the negative impacts of social media, and the isolation and disruption from an ongoing pandemic. Our YouthStrong work offers tools, resources and best practices to help our communities, families, educators and providers support our youth to stay safe, strong and successful.

YouthStrong is a multi-tiered initative that focuses on increaing resilience and well-being for youth, and preventing suide and substance use.

Focus and Resilience

Tools and Resources for kids and families to navigate the internet safely and use technology smarter and safer and reduce the negative impacts affecting so much of our youth’s daily lives.

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Prevention and Wellness

Community resources for suicide and substance-use prevention and wellness strategies for youth. Prevention and intervention hold the best opportunities to help our youth make healthy choices.  More Details