1st Year Fellow, Ben Garfield, recently wrote a blog reflecting on his high school experience and the importance of peer leadership.
Huerfano County Youth Services, otherwise known as the Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth, is one of four grantees of the Southeast Regional Council in the area of youth mental health resiliency. The persistence and dedication of grant partners like Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth are the lifeblood of the Regional Partnerships program, and especially the Southeast Regional Council and its focus on youth mental health and resiliency.
In 2021, the Colorado Children’s Hospital declared a state of emergency in youth mental health in Colorado, leading the San Luis Valley Regional Council to complete a Youth Mental Health Landscape Analysis in 2022. The Council, with the support of El Pomar staff, compiled a list of organizations, funders and government agencies working to address youth mental health.
The Central Peaks Regional Council met with youth mental health experts to discuss the most pressing issues in the region and how organizations are addressing these issues and gaps in funding and services. One recurring theme of discussion was isolation and connection.
In our this blog post, 2022 Intern, Brayhan Reveles, shares the value of involving local communities in efforts to make change.
In this blog, we learn about first year Fellow, Ashley Bryant's experiencing serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA at an international nonprofit, Amigos de las Américas.