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Nearly 40 years of Transforming Lives of Kids and Families

YouthZone is a leader in youth programming and is dedicated to providing opportunities for youth to be responsible, contributing members of their families and society. A Colorado non-profit organization, YouthZone strives to enhance the quality of life in our communities through prevention, support, parent education and direct services. We proudly serve the communities ofAspen, Basalt, Carbondale, El Jebel, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle and Parachute.

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Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

YouthZone: 1980-1987

Who can forget what a fabulous decade the 80s were?  Kevin Bacon was teaching us all to be footloose, Aqua Net allowed us to pump up the volume on our bangs, Mary Lou Retton was stealing our hearts at the Olympics, and … Read More >

Stories of Triumph: Laura

A common theme often occurs with the teens that come through YouthZone’s doors – trauma and mental illness, masked by substance abuse.  As was the case for Laura, a teen who has had a difficult year, but is overcoming … Read More >