Yampa Valley RISE

The Yampa Valley RISE program is a unique grant-funded collaboration between the Hayden and South Routt School Districts expanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming in Hayden and Soroco High Schools.

In 2021, the Districts were awarded a $1.05M grant from Governor Polis’ RISE (Response, Innovation, and Student Equity) Education Fund. Yampa Valley RISE builds upon established CTE programming in both districts to include all 6 CTE Pathways under Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy. Starting in 2022, Hayden and South Routt will be the first School Districts in Colorado to offer all 6 comprehensive pathways.

Because grant funding cannot be used for the capital expenditures, the Yampa Valley RISE Fund was set up at YVCF to facilitate charitable donations for facilities construction and renovations needed to complete the career pathway labs. These donations are split between the Hayden and South Routt School Districts to support the RISE Program and construction of the labs.

To donate to Yampa Valley RISE by check:

Yampa Valley Community Foundation
PO Box 881869
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

* Please make the check out to YVCF and note in the memo line that the check is for the Yampa Valley RISE Fund