“Keep score,” her coach said as she walked out the door. Those directions were followed by an eye roll or two. “This is never going to work,” thought a natural teacher with over 15 years of experience, “but I’ll try… just to prove her wrong!”
Katie Baldassar explains the growth and impact of Lake County Build a Generation and offers advice and encouragement to nonprofit leaders in young organizations.
Engaging students in school or with after school activities is sometimes difficult, but is also very important. Many students are left to find their own recreation and companionship both inside and outside of the classroom, and this is compounded by the pressure school work can create for a student. Out of these challenges, the central principle of the Boys & Girls Club’s mission was born: keep kids engaged.
Affordable housing, case management, life skills, financial management, and parenting support all play a critical role in rebuilding a sense of hope and agency in people facing homelessness. Since 1993, “The Inn Between of Longmont” has brought homelessness to an end for many in the St. Vrain Valley community.
Looking back on a Karl E. Eitel Grant Recipient and the impact their mentorship program has on kids throughout the San Juan region.
On a mild November night in the suburbs of Denver, nine Botswanans, Namibians, and South Africans found themselves huddled around the warm glow of a backyard campfire, roasting marshmallows into tragically blackened sugar crisps. “So tell us, Garrett, why exactly are these sweets called s’mores?” asked Nangula, a public policy researcher from Namibia.
Horses are gentle beings that often incite powerful emotional reactions in humans; people seem to love them or fear them. Love and fear are two emotions at the heart of many of life’s greater issues. Herd animals are often considered naturally empathetic. Empathy helps create a relationship between horse and rider in which both become attuned and yield to the other. The Medicine Horse Center combines the psychological and therapeutic benefits of working with horses with a mental health staff of licensed therapists to offer Equine therapy.
Every March, nearly 20,000 Sandhill Cranes descend on Monte Vista, Colorado, to spend six weeks resting before continuing their northward migration, a spectacle which draws tourists from across the globe and causes the population of Monte Vista to nearly double in size. So how did I find myself driving along a dirt road scouring the landscape for a single bird?
While I never doubted my sense of home at Colorado College, it’s only now that the state of Colorado feels like home. Maybe it was as simple as fully unpacking my belongings in my “adult” apartment rather than hoarding books, out of season clothes and childhood photos in boxes, anticipating the next move to a new dorm room. I suspect, however, I now feel at home in Colorado because I spend my days working at El Pomar Foundation.
Chris Frost, Lamar Ledger