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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 2022 the organization served nearly 4,000 individual students, and welcomed more than 5,000 youth enrollments. Thanks to your support, YouthPower365 is able to provide our community with a full continuum of expanded learning and youth empowerment opportunities.

Every Step
of the Way

Family engagement

Our new Family Engagement Team provides support to help families navigate our entire continuum of programs, access community resources, and enhance student achievement. This year the bilingual team connected more than 800 caregivers to opportunities to engage in their children’s learning.

Robust Scholarships

Our Dollars for Scholars program distributed $699,000 in scholarships to 38 local high school seniors this year, our largest distribution ever. This year also saw the launch of the YouthPower365 Scholarship, which awarded $200,000 in scholarships to six promising young adults with strong histories of YouthPower365 participation and leadership.

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Peak Pathfinders

Our Peak Pathfinders AmeriCorps program places young adults in schools to serve as student success coaches for 1st-12th graders. Peak Pathfinders provide mentoring, intervention, tutoring, and wrap-around supports for at-risk students and their families. This new program has expanded to impact 500+ students across nine schools.

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 2022, YouthPower365 helped almost 4,000 individual students through expanded learning and mentorship, in-school, afterschool, and in summers. At every age and every stage, YouthPower365 is there for local youth and families every step of the way.

Early Learning

  • 31 Magic Bus graduates ready for kindergarten
  • 6 schools participated in Parent Mentor program
  • 350 students benefited from assistance from 15 Parent Mentors
  • 66% of Magic Bus graduates from 2016 are in current YouthPower365 programs

Expanded Learning

  • 1,400+ K-8 students re-engaged in learning through afterschool programs
  • 30 classes across five schools inspired by Celebrate the Beat Eagle County
  • 12th year of summer camps
  • 100+ local teachers employed in our afterschool programs

Youth Empowerment

  • 11,500+ hours of mentoring and academic support provided by AmeriCorps members
  • 100% of seniors who previously participated in Girl PowHER graduated high school
  • 650+ COPA participants, ages 3-18
  • 150+ middle school students in Girl PowHER and The CLUB

College and Career

  • 20 high school programs offered
  • 100% of seniors who utilized college readiness programs were accepted to a four-year university
  • 54% in college readiness programs were first-generation students
  • 765 students benefited from college and career readiness programs

I’m really grateful, just because I don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have this [YouthPower365] scholarship. I have many younger siblings and my parents work every day and I work every day.


YouthPower365 has helped me reach my full potential because it’s removed a lot of barriers.


YouthPower365 has been forever, continuous help throughout my life.



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