Mountain Youth

A nonprofit organization

Mountain Youth makes youth a community priority. Mountain Youth rallies community support to enable youth to reach their full potential. Mountain Youth creates positive change by promoting the youth voice, strengthening collaboration and addressing the most critical needs of youth


Valleys Voice Member :"Valley's voice has impacted me in many positive ways. The most obvious being how it has helped me develop leadership skills that I can use throughout my life in many different scenarios. Valley's voice has also given me input on what I want to major in and pursue later in life in school and my career. Valley's Voice is a great program that has given me new friends and opportunities throughout the community. I am very glad I was chosen to be on the YEB for Valley's Voice and the opportunity to be a part of this program that has a lot of potential."

Family Education Participants : "The Active Parenting of Teens series was so helpful. We covered all kinds of topics, real issues about current challenges parents face. I appreciated the common sense practical approach to parenting and would recommend it to any parent with a teen!" "Very good class. I believe that I learned about the difficulties my son faces. I must be more patient and loving." "The aspect that this program helped me the most was talking about the hard subjects (drugs, alcohol, sex.) that we have to educate our children."

Eat Chat Parent Participants: "The Eat Chat Parent series is absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much for offering it to Eagle County parents." "It was worthwhile and valuable. Thank you for bringing this to our community. I left feeling empowered." "Thank you, fascinating and horrifying all at once. Very informative and I feel better armed to talk to my 7 year old about this topic."

In School Prevention Education Facilitator: "The collaborative partnership through Mountain Youth programming has helped tremendously in building trust and confidence within our students as they navigate the community around them. Through the various programs offered, our students have learned instrumental life skills and a myriad of strategies to help them in being successful contributors to society. Additionally, the support of the families in our community has been pivotal in creating a safe space for communication and helping family dynamics on a systemic level."

Community Partner: "The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is a great asset to our community. The data helps nonprofits with grant writing and helps us form strategic alliances to address issues. Mountain Youth's leadership in getting the survey completed and results disseminated is invaluable to the community." - Eagle County Commissioner

The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey: "This survey provides us with excellent information, with that information we are able to adjust social emotional programing for students. We are able to keep tabs on behavioral health, that means the work that our counselors do, our partners through Eagle County, the hope center, speak up reach out, and all of our other youth serving organizations use this data to make sure their programs align to the needs of our students."

Mountain Youth Supporter: "I have chosen to give to Mountain Youth because it's a local organization that helps local youth. I like the surveys, and Eat Chat Parent for parents, and I know every penny of money that is donated to Mountain Youth is put to good use."


The mission of Mountain Youth is to continuously and collaboratively improve the lives of youth in the most powerful ways possible.

Background Statement

Mountain Youth was founded in 2001. It was designed as a collaborative vision of Leadership Vail Valley, the Eagle CARES Survey team and Eagle County to provide cohesion among youth service providers. Mountain Youth was tasked with building Positive Youth Development (PYD), a strengths-based approach to adolescence, throughout the Eagle River Valley.

Mountain Youth was charged with overseeing data assessment to ensure the community had an honest measure of youth behaviors and perceptions and a way to analyze effectiveness and gaps in youth services. These outcomes continue to drive Mountain Youth in collaborative planning of youth services. We work with many service providers, so the community can effectively assess and meet the changing needs of youth, ultimately mobilizing the community for positive change.

Mountain Youth has a wide reach but with a vision, a mission and core values rooted in making youth a community priority, Mountain Youth rallies support to enable youth to reach their full potential. We listen to the needs of the community and respond with programs that educate, enhance and encourage strong relationships and positive decision making. Continuing to use the PYD framework, Mountain Youth provides substance use prevention, safe driving education, youth advocacy and family education throughout the Eagle River Valley.

Mountain Youth's work ensures Eagle County youth remain a priority; striving to be a community where young people are equipped with skills that support healthy bodies, healthy minds and improved decision making and leadership skills to guide their lives. We are a nimble organization focused on creating a better Eagle County for all - giving youth a voice in our community.

Organization Data


Organization name

Mountain Youth

other names

Mountain Youth, MOYO, Eagle River Youth Coalition

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Youth Development, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Education


PO Box 4613
Edwards, CO 81632


34520 U.S. Hwy 6 Suite C10
Edwards, CO 81632


700 Chambers Suite 2A
Eagle, CO 81631

Service areas

Eagle County, CO, US



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