Parent Resources

Information for vision development: from a local Routt County eye doctor:

-Information on sexting from the Washington Post:

-Youth Agency Update from 6/7/16 RCYSC meeting:

-Boys and Girls Club:  Prepping for summer with summer hours M – F, 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. for children ages 6 and older.  The Be Great Brunch fundraiser happening on June 30th is sold out.

-Grand Futures Prevention Coalition:  Steamboat Springs Teen Council has 10 new members and sub-committees meeting this summer.  South Routt Teen Council has a new adult leader, Megan McCord.  Grand Futures launched a new website, www.grandfutures.org.  There are vouchers available for the Alive at 25 program for any Routt County youth that needs financial assistance.  Contact Dennis Henson at SSHS to pick up a voucher.  There is a social media contest called Better Me Yampa Valley where students are encouraged to take positive and healthy pictures to hashtag to the contest.  The hash tag is #bettermeyv.  Every month there is a cash prize drawn for youth who enter photos into the contest.  Lastly, Grand Futures is offering a responsible alcohol server training.

-Selah:  Offering STD testing, treatment and education.  Selah is educating on real risks while creating a risk avoidance plan.  People can learn skills and information.  Selah also is offering a Teens and Sex workshop.  Selah has a scholarship available to graduating seniors.  Goal is to help set people up to thrive.

-RX Task Force:  Noted the RX Task Force created a parenting support group that meets the second Wednesday of every month at noon at Olympian Hall.  The group is open to any parent or caregiver with children in Middle and High School.

-NWRM CASA: Working to advocate kids in abuse/neglect cases in court.  There has been an increase in cases and they need more volunteers in Moffat County.  The Bowl for Kids fundraiser is taking place June 25th in Moffat County.  Expanding the community education piece by offering Darkness to Light training to any community organization program interested.  Also working with the Wellness Conference this fall to offer information about abuse in trauma.

-Integrated Community:  The Spanish conversation night is moved to the second Wednesday of each month from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Offering Kindergarten school-readiness program to ELL students to help prepare kids to be in a classroom.

-Yampatika:  Day camp programs still have openings for children ages 5 – 12 years old with scholarships available.  Yampatika received a grant to offer fire education program to Hayden students.  The program will cover fire safety, awareness and career opportunities.

-Partners in Routt County:  Life skills camp starting week of June 13th.  Partners is hosting the “Amazing Race” fundraiser on Saturday, June 25th.  Opportunity to enter teams of two and/or support through the raffle, afternoon gathering and evening  Sunset Soiree event on top of the Gondola.  More information at www.amazingracesteamboat.org.  Partners is currently taking referrals for girls.

-Bud Werner Memorial Library:  A lot of great summer programs starting at the library.  There is a new summer reading program for all youth ages challenging to read every day this summer.  It is called the 50 day reading challenge and there are reading “hot spots” around town that count towards the challenge.  Kids can set goals and log their reading time.  Sign up at www.steamboatlibrary.org.   There are also book buddy reading programs that match an elementary age student with a middle or high school age student to form a reading friendship.  The middle or high school students can earn community service hours for this program.  Lastly there are buddy building events and a read to dogs program.  All information can be found on the website.

-Arts Council:  Young at Art Creativity Camps are starting this summer with various art themes taking place each week with a morning camp and an afternoon camp.  Scholarships available.  Information can be found at www.steamboatarts.org. There is also a create space with a drop off resource room for art supplies at the Art Depot.

-Tina Harlow (Guiding Bright):  Works with children who are gifted and talented, meaning they are bright in some area.  She also works with children who struggle with social and emotional characteristics that accompany that bright area.

-Routt County United Way:  Keeping busy with Ski Town Classic.  Starting a new Woman United Group, launching first meeting on June 29th with a luncheon.  Cost is a $1,000 a year and is open to women.  Contact Kate for more information at kate@routtcountyunitedway.org.  United Way is launching a 31 days of poverty awareness during the month of July.  Showing Poverty Ink on July 13th, 6:30 p.m. at Bud Werner Memorial Library.  Also hosting a toxic stress talk at the Boys and Girls Club and a food bank tour at the new Lift-Up food bank.

-Hayden and South Routt School District:  Awarded a grant to hire a part-time Health Education Coordinator and looking for an employee with school experience.  South Routt was funded with marijuana money to hire an alcohol prevention staff working with kids in 7th – 12th grade.

-MindSprings Health:  Day Treatment serves about 24 individuals and offers group therapy.  There is a new 6 week Wilderness Therapy group running 6 Tuesdays throughout the summer on June 14, June 21, July 26, August 2, August 9 and August 16 from 12 – 2 p.m.  The group meets at Yampa Valley High School and is open to youth ages 12 – 18 (with parental consent and signed-waiver).  Call Whitney directly at 970.640.1305 for more information.

-Horizons:  Works with children birth – 18 and also in early intervention and case management.

-Rocky Mountain Youth Corps:  Capital project under way to help fund a new field operations building and remodel on existing office building.  The RMYC office will have conference room space available for other youth serving agency meetings as well as RCYSC meetings for free (small cleaning fee).  Great prizes raffled at the fundraiser on 6/10.

-Colorado Workforce Center:  Serving all business and job seekers in Routt County.  Helping youth in need to have a career goal in mind.