November 2016
Beyond the Screen Video

Beyond The Screen

Recently, a short documentary on the Beyond the Screen mural project made it's debut! It's a fantastic look inside this summer's art project in Rifle. 

Thank you to Susan Drinker and Gayle Embrey for putting this together!

Information about development, health, and behavior - with sections for parents, kids, teens and educators!

Helpful information on bullying and cyberbullying.
Thank You!

Recent Donor Update:

Anonymous Donor

Rifle Community Foundation

Racing Mules

Thank you for your continued support!
Upcoming Events

Substance Education

December 1
4 to 8 p.m.

December 15
4 to 8 p.m.
YouthZone 40th Anniversary Celebration

This month, YouthZone officially celebrated 40 years of service!  On November 10, supporters, partners, volunteers, and many others gathered at the Ute Theater in Rifle to not only celebrate 40 successful years of transforming the lives of kids and families, but the honor the following individuals and organizations for their contribution to YouthZone:

Founding Member Award
In honor of Bud Collett
Presented to Charlene Collett & Marilyn Hall

YouthZone Champion Award
In Honor of Your Generous Gifts of Time, Talent 
and Treasure
Presented to Mary Rippy

Longevity Partner Award
In honor of 40 Years of Consecutive Giving
Presented to Alpine Bank

Foundation of the Year Award
Embrey Family Foundation
Presented to Gayle Embrey

Philanthropist of the Decade Award
C.H. Bernklau Charitable Lead Trust
Presented to Travis and Diana Casey

Endurance Director Award
In Honor of 31 Years of Leadership and Service
Presented to Debbie Wilde

Outstanding Pals Pair
Presented to Mary Rippy &
Mariska Knoeppchen-Carson

Lifetime Achievement Award
In honor of your countless ways in serving YouthZone
Presented to Dorothy Snearly
Why Donate on Colorado Gives Day?

Through the generosity of the FirstBank and Community First Foundation, there is a $1 million dollar incentive fund and charities involved with Colorado Gives Day will receive a proportionate amount from this fund - based on the online donations they receive.  Donate through  this link anytime between now and the end of the day on December 6 and help YouthZone maximize your donation!

Schedule your donation in advance!  Click here to donate now, in advance of Colorado Gives Day. 
YouthZone Named Best SB94 Program 
in the State!

On November 3, YouthZone received recognition at the SB94 conference for having the best program in Colorado!

YouthZone's SB94 program consists of direct referrals made by District Court and Probation to YouthZone for case management services, including intensive daily supervision through electronic home monitoring (EHM) and home detention (HD) as an alternative to a detention facility.  

YouthZone Staff and Board Members Accepting the
Award for the Best SB94 Program in the State
Lori Mueller, Executive Director