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A continuum of support

From early childhood to college and career, the Vail Valley Foundation’s education initiative, YouthPower365, provides programs to help youth reach their full potential. In 2023 the organization served thousands of individual students (and their families), and welcomed 4,200 youth enrollments. Thanks to your support, YouthPower365 is able to provide our community with a full continuum of expanded learning and youth empowerment opportunities.

Finding their own

15 years of COPA soccer

Our COPA soccer program celebrated its 15th year with a record 920 participants ages 3-17. This seven-week summer soccer league has a wonderful history and focuses on community building to keeps youth and families engaged while school is out.

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Record summer

We had a busy summer with 702 elementary and middle school Summer Camp students engaged in learning and fun! More than 100 amazing volunteers helped us cook, deliver, and serve, 11,500 hot, healthy, meals to the children to keep them fueled all day long!

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Bon appetit

Our middle school Culinary Club, part of our Afterschool Explorers program, expanded to all public middle schools in the valley. Students learn culinary skills and life lessons under the mentorship of the executive chef of the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, Chef Koradi, while involving families and the community in sharing recipes and hosting dinners.

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Every step of the way

No matter your path in life, we all need support to learn, grow, and succeed. From early childhood to college and career, YouthPower365 provides a wide range of programs to help Eagle County youth reach their full potential.

In 2023, YouthPower365 brought a wide array of programming to children as they traveled the continuum from pre-K, middle school, high school, and into career and college readiness.

At every age and every stage, YouthPower365 is there for local youth and families every step of the way.

Early Learning

Expanded Learning

Youth Empowerment

College and Career

  • 25 Magic Bus graduated, ready for kindergarten
  • 112 home visits for Magic Bus families
  • 380 students and 19 teachers served by Parent Mentors
  • 702 1st - 8th grade Summer Camp students
  • 11,500 meals cooked, delivered, and served to children
  • 800 families connected through 'Parent Powered' for developmentally-appropriate parent tips for birth-8th grade
  • 9 K-8 schools represented in Celebrate the Beat Celebration Team
  • 920 participants in COPA soccer's 15th anniversary season
  • 139 instructors in afterschool programs
  • 14,921 hours of service completed by 14 AmeriCorps Peak Pathfinder members in 8 schools
  • 1,543 students served by Peak Pathfinders program
  • 20 high school programs offered
  • $715,000 in scholarships were awarded to 44 seniors through Valley Scholars, including 2 new scholarships
  • 20 industry certifications completed through Eagle County Collaborative for Career Pathways
  • 2 new education career pathways created to help bring new teachers to our schools
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