YouthZone 2020 Annual Report

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Charla Belinski 2021 Board President

Dear friends,

What a wild ride this past year has been! It has been challenging, but the YouthZone team stayed connected in innovative ways to serve youth and families in our communities. The Board of Directors applauds the creativity, commitment and care that YouthZone clients received during this unique time. As you might imagine, the need for YouthZone services increased due to Covid-19 related policies and restrictions. Navigating a whole new social and academic landscape, not to mention family dynamics, took its toll on teens’ mental health. YouthZone’s experienced staff stepped up in big ways, making a difference for people when they needed it most. During the pandemic YouthZone has made essential changes to client services: • Online parenting webinars began within two weeks of the pandemic shut-down. Discussions included Stress Management, Online Learning From Home, and Identifying Signs of Depression & Anxiety. • When teens found themselves stuck at home, the Life Skills groups immediately began meeting online. • Counseling one-on-ones and Substance and Parent Coaching moved to online services while in quarantine, and then transitioned to in-person and hybrid opportunities to support our young clients. • Crisis screening transitioned to phone interviews. • YouthZone staff called every client, court, law enforcement and school to stay connected. • The staff seamlessly transitioned to handling 2

difficult situations, confidentiality, and high stress family dialogues on Zoom. • YouthZone made a space for kids offering support, internet access, and some tutoring. • Our annual Ascent fundraiser became a virtual event allowing young people to use film to express their frustrations and hopes during a tumultuous year. These teenage film makers were offered three months of mentoring during the creative process.   There was a lot more than a pandemic to deal with during 2020. Acknowledging the social unrest and racial injustice in the country, everyone at YouthZone was determined to really lean in and listen. To that end, a consultant was hired for a yearlong training on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This important work is the foundation of who we are, and we are proud that YouthZone is actively engaging to foster community trust, unity and respect at a time when our nation needs it most. YouthZone has been here for this community for 45 years. They are committed to sticking around and sticking by you. Thank you for your part in making it so.

With warmest regards, Charla Belinski Board President

2020Successes Administration

Restorative Justice

Welcomed 5 new staff members

Established area’s 1st LGBTQ+ safe space

Quick & efficient covid response

Received microgrant for LGBTQ+ outreach

Kept employment at 100%

Strengthened RJ practices & outreach

Anti-racism training & awareness Helped initiate new legislation involving School-toPrison Pipeline with Sen. Bennett

Direct Service

Expanded RJ practices & services

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Grew services to meet family needs

Raised over $100,000 in Ascent fundraiser

Quicker emergency response

Set a new fundraising record with Colorado Gives Day

Offering more groups for clients

Made YZ a resource for officers & schools

New direct referral process for the 9th Judicial Dist.

Centralized & strengthened YZ marketing & Year-End Appeal


Thanks to Our Donors Hopeful $10,000+

Alpine Bank # * Aspen Community Foundation Paul Bushong * C.H. Bernklau Charitable Lead Trust/ Diana & Travis Casey Garfield County * Susan & Larry Marx/ACF Pitkin County * Rifle Community Foundation Rocky Mountain Health Foundation William H Hurt Foundation

Inspired $5,000+

Anschutz Family Foundation * Caring For Community Fund Chervon # City of Aspen * Lynn Russell & Stoney Davis Diamond H Enterprises # El Pomar Foundation Glenwood Springs Ford # Holy Cross Energy # * Sandra Jackson Mueller Construction Services # Snowmass Village Rotary Club Lisa & Scott Sobke Town of Basalt * Town of Carbondale * Town of Snowmass Village * Town of Silt Western Colorado Community Foundation/Dixson Fund Western Colorado Community Foundation/McKinley Family Fund

Restorative $2,500 - $4,999

Pam Pine & Rick Abernethy ^ * American Family Insurance ANB Bank # Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s LLC

Donor List Key 4

Bacon Family Foundation Compass Peak Imaging # Elli & Fred Iselin Family Foundation First Bank # * Holly & Richard Glasier/ACF ^ * Glenwood Springs Subaru Glenwood Sunset Rotary Barb & Asa Jones * Laura & Mike Kaplan/ACF Phil Long Honda # Brook & David Portman R.A. Nelson & Assoc. Inc. Rose Community Foundation/RCG Fund Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation SGM * Slifer Smith & Frampton Snowmass Chapel Town of New Castle Umbrella Roofing #

Compassionate $1,000 - $2,499 Anderson Ranch Arts Center Fran & Raymond Baker Bank of Colorado - Glenwood Springs # * Charla & Tim Belinski * Michelle Buchman Jeannine Collins Colorado Pool + Spa Scapes # Columbine Ford # Dalby, Wendland & Co., P.C. # Cecil & Jessie Deardorff Memorial Trust Divide Creek Builders # Linda McKinley, Fairway Independent Mortgage ^ # FCI Constructors, Inc # First Western Trust # Barbara & Karl Friedman/ACF

# Ascent Sponsors ^ Legacy Members * Capital Campaign Donors

Glenwood Insurance Agency # Global Languages Sherri & Dean Goodwin Family Fund Jan & John Haines * Heyl Construction # Judy Steinberg & Paul Hoenmans Janice Hubbell Judy Huston * Annie & Kent Jolley Anne Marie & Hollis Kelley ^ * Eileen Kelly Janet & Laurin Lee * Christine & Steve Nilsson ^ * Beth McCafferty Lori & Joe Mueller ^ * Brent Olson Joanne Pearson * Leslie Pedersen Pine’s Stone Company # R & A Enterprises # RodCo Concrete # Alexis Tarumianz Timberline Bank (Aspen) # Robin & John Tolan ^ * Town of Parachute Katie & Travis Wescott Kathyn E Williams Advised Fund/ ACF * Carol & John Wolff

Empowered $500 - $999

Marianne Ackerman Michael Albert Anderson Structural Engineering Kathy & Carter Barger * Annie Henninger & Keith Berglund Bishop Plumbing & Heating Sharon & Gary Bosco * Jim Bundy Bonnie Daniels Dodson Engineered Products, Inc. *

Marc Dulin Ruth & Ted Edmonds * Glenwood Springs Art Guild Mary Glode * Barbara & Peter Guy Shirley & Richard Hunt ^ Krista Klees City Market/Kroger Jennifer & Sandy Lowell Susan & Robert Ludtke Chrissy & Dan McCaslin * Carolyn & Jim O’Donnell * Judy & Joe O’Donnell * Tina Olson Lyndie & Martin Pearson Martha & Kenneth Robinson ^ * Elizabeth & Michael Thele CTL/Thompson, Inc. Cindy Lundin & George Shaver St. Mary of the Crown Church St Vincent’s Church Uncle Sid’s Bottles

Patti & Frank Phelps Marilee & Greg Rippy Rebecca Ruland & Terry Shanahan Kalli Sinclair Patti & George Stranahan Carolyn & Eric Strautman * Liz & Patrick Tierney * Marianne & John Virgili Lannie & Ed Weiss; Weiss &

Faithful $250 - $499

Stewards <$250

Linda & George Austin-Martin Mary Bess Bolling Jenny Lang-Burns & Tim Burns Martha Burns Terri & Tony Caine Priscilla Click Corey Crocker Gayle Embrey * Linda & Jim English Kathy Friesen William Rosas Garcia Matt Goodstein Gerilyn Grange Linda & Ed Green * Carol & David Hauter Independence Run & Hike Jo & Wayne Ives Laura & Ken Jackson Melissa & Rob Jankovsky Kathryn & Andrew Karow Terry Lewis Suzanne & Robert MacGregor Linda Maggorie * Leo McKinney Mike Mercatoris Elaine & Steve Musick Noone Law Firm Oddo Engineering * Scott Parr

Kam Bozich Susan & Roger Brandt Matt Brockman Tricia Brown Carol Buick Caroline Butterworth Nancy & Tom Chaffin Kerri & Jeff Cheney Susan & Jerry Cheney

“People start to heal the moment they feel heard. At YouthZone we listen to what is needed and make it happen.” - Tina Olson Associates, P.C. Wells Fargo - Community Support Campaign JoEllen White Jenny Meij, Charlie & Mark Williams Denise & Ronald Acee a la carte, Inc Suzy & Dave Alcott Timothy Allport Jaimie Altenburg Bobbi & Joe Ames Susan Armendariz Mack Bailey Rachel Baiyor Rebecca Baiyor Karen Barbee Sandra Anderson & Wayne Barker Sheryl Barto Ines Baquero Lara Beaulieu Marypat Bell Steve Bell Erick Berglund Jr Ellen & William Birk Judie Blanchard Diane & Steven Boat Anne Boenning Jere & William Bolitho Katherine Falkenberg & Russell Bollig Pace Walker Bolling Lauri & John Bosco * Christine Bostick Gretchen Gahm-Boyd & James Boyd

Kimberlie Chenoweth Lisa Chiles ^ Gretchen Clark Kim Cody * Tracy Cody Robin & Alan Cole Charlene Collett Karen Comings Maria Cook Sue Cooke Cornwell Tools Paula & Bill Cross * Shari Darden Jamie & Robert Darien * Louise Deroualle Sharon & Douglas Didonato Lavonne & Floyd Diemoz * Sara Dodero Julie & Peter Dolan Jessica Dooling Jillian Dorr Christy Doyon Amy Dunkelberg Courtney Dunn Dwyer Greens & Flowers Eagle Crest Nursery Earth-Wise Horticultural, Inc. Mary Johnson & Thomas Elder Rami El Gharib Nancy & Bob Emerson Suzanne Emery Camilla Fay Sue Feeney Kathy & Greg Feinsinger Amy Fetterhoff Tish & Dean Filiss


Amanda Fleming Ruth Fletcher Patricia Freeman Evan Forbes Georgia Chamberlain & John Foulkrod

Deborah Korbel Trish & Scott Kramer Haley Kremer Marilyn Latham Arlene Law * Barbara & Mark Lea ^

“Youth Zone helps youth find their voice, their struggles are heard and accounted for.” - Ana Vasquez Ibarra Rosalind & Jay Fowler Martha Fredendall Delores Frink Sarah Hess & Walter Gallacher Amanda Gaube Ernest Gerbaz Mary & Marty Gervais Ann & Mark Gianinetti * Scott Gilbert Glenwood Partnership LLLP Deborah Dawson & Dean Gordon Gerilyn Grange Brenda Hall Marilyn Hall Rachel Halzel Angela & Dale Hancock * Julian Hardaker Julia Herman Tony Hershey * Susan Hess Heather Hicks Mary Horn Karen Hostetler Tiz Wendy Huber Carla Henrichs & Harry Hull Leah Hutsell Sandra Iglehart Mely Irigoyen * Sean & Greg Jeung * Corey I. Johnson DDS Sandy Johnson Becky & Jeremy Joslin Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse Joyce Jurgen Lauren Kaufman Sue Kelly Sarah Woods Kelly Wewer & Steve Keohane Jane & Jon Kleist


Michelle Lefebvre Denison Levy Andrew Light Jillian Livingston Joan & Kenneth Lubrant Kim Magill Mary & Hugh Maguire Shanley Mangeot Marlene & Lloyd Manown Paula Stepp & Frank Martin Laura McDilda Marian McDonough Cyndi McGinnis Leslieann Gallagher & Jack McKay Brit & Sharon McLin Libby & Richard McNeill Jan McNutt Carolyn Meadowcroft Paula Mischlich Bonnie Mitchek Joslyn Mitchell Mountain Pest Control Mountain View Tree Farm Mary Ellen & Bob Mueller Rachel Mueller Michelle Muething Contessa Munoz Dyan & Mark Murphy Murray Dental Group Avery Nelson Dianne & Jeff Nelson New Castle Gardens Lucy Nichols Janean & Phil Nutter Felicia O’Brien Martha O’Keefe Sarah Oliver Julie Olson Deborah Overeynder

Nancy & Carter Page Barbara & John Palmer Andrea Palm-Porter Jillene Patrick Caroline Pearce Karen Peirson Hope & Walter Perrine Catherine Peters Courtney & Dan Petre Elizabeth Pruett Jeffery Duke & Michael Querio Deborah Quinn Sue & Loran Randles Stephanie & Amanda Redmond Debbie Rice Ken Riley Kristine Roberts Sara Roberts Sheryl Rosenbloom Katie & Tom Rubel Paul Salmen Trish Romero & Elizabeth Sanderson Ed Sands Michael Sawyer Susan Schmitz May Selby Sheryl Senesac Mike Simmons Jacqueline Skramstad Marion Smith Stephanie Power Smith Susan & Dennis Smith Mary Jo Spain Eleanor Steiger * Alice Steindler Peggy Steldt Charlotte Strahm Summit 54 Hjalmar Sundin Hollis & Charles Sutherland Anne & Warren Swanson Sandy & Steve Swanson Pam Szedelyi ^ Juli & Ken Tallman Linda & Jay Taylor Sheri Tonozzi & Carl Tharp Kale, Rochelle & Peter Tibbetts Susan Timmerman Victoria Treece Karen & Chuck Trom Jan Truchot Gwendlyn Vaughan

Lois Veltus Alice Bedard-Voorhees & Rick Voorhees Karon Walker Mike Walker Pamela Walker Gina & Pete Waller George Wear West Canyon Nurseries

Marshal Whiting * Brigitt Widmer Donna Wiedinmyer Vicki Wiisanen Lisa Wilkes Ann Wilkinson Rhonda & Steve Williams Tari Williams Jack Willis

Gay & Jeffery Wisch Sarah Woelfle Erica Wolff Joanne Wolff Elizabeth Wysong Alexandra Yajko Yampah Hot Springs Val Yaw Emily Zachary

Thank You In-Kind Donors!

Glenwood Springs Golf Course/The Hill Glenwood Vaudville Review Golf at River Valley Ranch Grand Ave Design Gran Farnum Printing Luther Henninger Independent Hike and Run In Search of Eagles Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club Miner’s Claim Restaurant New Castle Liquors Brent Olson Meredith Olson Tina Olson Mike Ortiz Pepsi Bottling Company

Mike Picore Pine Stone Company Post Independent Red Stone Castle Rifle Creek Golf Course Roaring Fork Furniture SGM/ Jenn Flentge Paula Stepp Lisa & Scott Sobke Sopris Alpaca Farm Sunlight Mountain Resorts The Pullman Robin Tolan Treadz Mtn Scape Painting by YZ client

Theresa Regnier & Richard Albert Alpine Bank - Glenwood Springs Allegra Pasta- Salad & Vino Aspen Glen Golf Club Aspen Ski Company Avalance Creek Balanced Bookkeeping Professionals Bed Bath & Beyond via Literacy Outreach Annie Brookes Bullocks - Glenwood Springs Nick and Breanne Croissant George Cutting III Bonnie Daniels Edward Jones/ Hollis Kelley Broker

Capital Campaign Update


Referral Sources


Data shows that 94% of clients did not reoffend after working with YZ.

Quick Fact

Thanks to you, YouthZone acquired 199 new donors last year.

Quick Fact

In 2020, YouthZone impacted more than 1,300 lives.


Gender & Ethnicity

Age Distribution

City of Residence

Youth & Family Programs Juvenile Court Services Court Diversion Life Skills Case Management Restorative Justice Substance Intervention Substance Education Counseling Groups Parent Consultations Parent Education Divorce Parenting Family Advocacy Family Mediation


Looking Forward “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver” Maya Angelou This year we were honored that hundreds of you felt moved to give a gift to our mission of embracing our youth, seeing their goodness and believing in them enough to give in abundance. It is clear that our community of friends runs deep and for that we are truly grateful. This year has shown us, more than ever before, unprecedented generosity and our souls are singing. Thank you for showing us the power of giving.


Lori Mueller Executive Director

Planned Giving Give by including YZ in your estate planning




Endowment Donate to the YZ Endowment Fund


Evergreen Club Recurring donation starting at $20 a month

Ways to Give


Annual Giving Continued donation to sustain YZ

In-Kind Contributions Other Revenue $10,472.72 $10,842.90 1% Special Events 1% $37,654.49 3% Fees & Classes $63,683.37 6%


Foundations $105,071.58 9%

Contributions $216,938.33 19%


$447,382.39 40% Other Grants $17,000 2%

Local Governments

Administration $92,399 8.13%

$207,198.48 19%

Fundraising $131,381 11.56%

Programs $912,735 80.31%

Expenses 11

YouthZone Staff Lori Mueller

Keith Berglund

Tina Olson

Carol Wolff

Rami El Gharib

Mary Bess Bolling

Paula Stepp

Linda Green

Courtney Dunn

Airen Goodman

Claire Hemme

Stefanie Maurice

Katie Westcott

Jennifer Hawks

Dan McCasiln

Charla Belinski

Mely Irigoyen

Paula Cross

Patrick Tierney

Martha Robinson

2020 Board of Directors

David Portman

Ana Vasquez Ibarra Magdalena Palomares

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