yOUTHPOWER365 Stars Variety Show

JULY 13, 2021

YouthPower365’s Star Dancing Gala has been recognized as one of the largest fundraising events in the Vail Valley for more than a decade. While we missed the traditional Star Dancing Gala last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are excited to celebrate our 12th year with a new name, new format, and new venue this summer.

The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (“The Amp”) in Vail will host the 2021 YouthPower365 Stars Variety Show on Tuesday, July 13. This fundraising event will include a variety show featuring local talent, a chance to mingle with friends over bubbles and dessert, and a variety of ways to support YouthPower365’s mission, including a fund-a-need paddle raise and live and silent auctions.

Sponsors and underwriters will also have access to special on-stage and Vail dining experiences before the show. We are partnering with Eagle County Public Health and using best practices to make the Stars Variety Show a safe and engaging fundraiser.

Tickets go on sale end of May!



We’re looking for community members like YOU to participate in our first-ever variety show fundraiser! Musicians, magicians, dancers, jugglers, speed painters, comedians, poets, actors, and more: We want to see YOUR secret talent! Submissions due by May 22.



We are offering two dining experiences for our sponsors and donors: an intimate, on-stage gathering at The Amp and a dining experience at select restaurants in the Vail Village. After dinner, all attendees we will all come together at The Amp for bubbles, dessert, and a variety show celebrating the talent of this community while supporting YouthPower365’s crucial work.



The mission of YouthPower365 is to provide year-round extended learning that inspires, educates, and empowers the youth and families of Eagle County from cradle to career-readiness. Every year, thousands of students and families rely upon YouthPower365 for out-of-school academic, social-emotional and enrichment support, but this year more than ever. Throughout the pandemic, YouthPower365 has continued to provide quality opportunities for students to learn, grow, and prepare for their future. Despite all the challenges of this year, staff, partners, and donors rolled up their sleeves and thought outside the box to make sure every child who needed YouthPower365 was connected to our programs.  

YouthPower365 is now gearing up for the most important summer in the history of the organization – due to COVID-19 impacts, learning loss is at an all-time high and student engagement at a remarkable low.  YouthPower365 is stepping up to the plate to meet the need. The organization is offering 10+ camps this summer, providing opportunities for up to 2,000 students, and employing more than 50 teachers and staff, 20 high school interns, and dozens of volunteers. Because of the ongoing economic crisis, YouthPower365 is offering these camps at an extremely affordable and accessible level. The funds raised during the YouthPower365 Stars Variety Show will ensure this incredibly important summer learning opportunity is available for our Eagle County youth that need it most. 


Variety Chic! After more than a year at home, it’s time to celebrateWear your favorite mountain chic attire. Remember the cool nights in Vail and bring a layer for bundling.

Every guest is asked to register a credit card either before the event or the night of. This allows guests to bid on live auction items and participate in our Fund-a-Need portion of the evening.

Make your donation go further! Supporters of YouthPower365 who pay Colorado state income tax may qualify for this significant state tax credit for all gifts given during the Fund-A-Need portion of the program.

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