A series of informative and collaborative conversations about issues facing the Yampa Valley. YVCF created Community Connections to provide an opportunity for philanthropists, donors and fund holders to hear from nonprofit leaders, to discover the organizations working to create a healthy and vibrant Yampa Valley, and to learn about opportunities to have an impact and become more connected to the community.

The first session was held on March 25, 2021 and the topic was Youth Success – see details below. Session 2 is scheduled for July 21, 2021 from 4-5:30pm via Zoom. The topic for Session 2 is Regional Connections: The Interconnectedness of the Yampa Valley. We will be joined from leaders from several communities around the valley, including Hayden, South Routt, North Routt and Craig. Please contact us at 970.879.8632 for more information.

This session focused on the youth-serving organizations in our community, the challenges our youth are facing and what is being done to address those challenges from experts in the field. Panelists included Dana Duran, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado; Michelle Petix, Executive Director of Partners in Routt County; Gretchen Van de Carr, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Youth Corps; and Amber DeLay, Executive Director of Grand Futures.

Link to recording on YouTube:

CLICK HERE for a list of nonprofit organizations in the Yampa Valley whose primary mission is to serve youth. There are many agencies not included on this list that provide programming for youth in Arts, Education, Environment, Recreation and Health and Human Services. This list is focused on those whose primary mission includes youth services.