Youth Success

Providing Youth a Safe, Healthy, Nurturing Environment

Transitions are sometimes tough for young people, particularly at-risk youth. UWYV seeks to fund programs and initiatives that will support the successful transition of elementary school students into middle school, of middle school students into high school and of high school students into adulthood. Challenges that we will look to address are:

  • Literacy at grade level
  • Financial literacy or work/life readiness
  • Food insecurity
  • Mental health support and suicide prevention
  • Bullying prevention and support for diversity
  • Access to alcohol, tobacco, vaping and other drugs
  • Need for student engagement and/or parental support
  • Healthy behavioral boundaries
  • Appropriate use of technology

Youth in the Colorado

Four out of ten teens live with someone misusing substance.

*2022 Rise Above Colorado Youth Survey

Students participating in extracurricular activities have an 8% reduction in anxiety and depressive symptoms.

*2024 GITNUX Marketdata Report

UWYV Successes

UWYV programs impact 70% of the youth in Routt County. With our recent merger, we are expanding our services to Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. We will have updated impact numbers in 2025.

UWYV provides additional opportunities for youth to be engaged such as: Boys & Girls Club, Youth United Way, Partners of Routt and Moffat County, and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps to name a few.

Success Story

“It takes a village to raise a child, and in this case, our family’s village is Partners in Routt County. The Partners program has matched my two children with amazing, caring and dedicated adult mentors. Partners strives to help me become a more effective parent by providing valuable and necessary workshops and trainings dealing with various aspects of a child’s growth and issues faced as a parent. I am a single mother of two amazing resilient children that were adopted through the foster care system in our community. With support from Partners, my children have created lifelong friendships, relationships, work ethics and social skills needed for a successful transition into adulthood. Thank you!”

– A Mother of a Partner’s Mentee