April 28, 2020 — The Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365 education programming brings year-round education and enrichment to thousands of children and families throughout Eagle County, from pre-school through K-12 to college and career-readiness.
In light of the latest Eagle County Public Health Order, and its three-phased model for recovery, YouthPower365 has adjusted it’s plans for the summer as outlined below. Please stay in touch with us on social media, and visit this site often, for more news, information, and updates.
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Star Dancing Gala
The Star Dancing Gala fundraiser is one of the most entertaining evenings of the year and features guest dance performances from local celebrities to support YouthPower365 programming.
Originally scheduled for July 14, the event will not be able to take place until all three phases of the public health order have been completed and has therefore been postponed to Sept. 18.
For more information visit stardancinggala.com.
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YouthPower365 summer programming
YouthPower365 registration is open now for some programs as the organization anticipates the ability to offer services in concert with Eagle County Schools as early as July 6. YouthPower365 is working closely with county education and youth-serving organization leaders to determine which programs, and when, will be able to open in each phase of the county public health order.
YouthPower365 has been engaging students and families through virtual programming, using video conferencing tools to check in on students and families during this difficult time. Staff members have also been volunteering to help support the continued school lunch program, as well as helping organize in support of local medical professionals and emergency responders.
This spring, deserving students will receive more than $350,000 in scholarships through YouthPower365’s Dollars for Scholars program. Interviews for the scholarships were conducted virtually in 2020.
Looking ahead to summer…
- Specific information about program changes will be forthcoming in May. Summer camp registration for camps starting in July is currently open.
- Adapted versions of the Magic Bus program and small group PwrHrs may be available during the phase 1 and 2 “Green Circle” or “Blue Square” portions of the public health order.
- Adapted versions of most YouthPower365 programming will come online, in context with social distancing mandates, during the “Black Diamond” phase.
- Complete YouthPower365 programming will come online after all three phases of the public health order are complete.