Programs

TEEN COUNCIL

Grand Futures is committed to developing leaders among the youth in our communities. As such, we sponsor Teen Councils in many of the school districts in Moffat, Routt, and Grand Counties. These youth are educated in substance abuse prevention, and encouraged to create and implement alternative activities for their peers with the support of GFPC funds and oversight. If you or someone you know is interested in being involved in this fun and challenging group, please contact the director for your county.

Teen Council Applications for Routt County 2020-21 are open Now!

"Teen Council's vision is of a community in which teens have a voice in social, political, and environmental issues. 

Our mission is to raise awareness of issues important to teens and enable their voices to be heard, providing solutions and fresh, innovative ideas. As leaders amongst our peers, we exemplify that teens are committed to education, health/wellness, the environment and community service."


As a member of Teen Council, YOU will be responsible for working with your peers to create change in your community. The adult facilitators will help you gain the activism knowledge, skills, and opportunities you need to make a difference.


We believe in safe, supportive, and engaging spaces for all identities, where you can find fellowship and connect to like-minded peers.


Eligibility:

- Must be in grades 8-12 during the 20/21 school year

- Must be either a resident or school attendee in Routt County

- Must have or be willing to work on good communication skills

- Must be committed to working well with diverse peers

- Must be action-oriented and eager to learn & grow!


For any question, please contact Jane Davis at jdavis@northwestcoloradohealth.org or Sarah Valentino at routtcounty@grandfutures.org.

RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOL SERVER TRAINING (RAST) AND RESPONSIBLE RETAILERS

Grand Futures offers classes in Responsible Alcohol Service Training (RAST), which is recognized as a Responsible Vendor Program in the State of Colorado (equivalent to TIPS training). 
Server training has been proven to reduce sales to minors, liquor license violations and reduce liability.

In addition to meeting the requirement of the State of Colorado for servers to receive this certification to host tastings, it also satisfies Steamboat Springs Municipal Code 3-28 which requires certification every 3 years for owners and employees who serve and sell alcohol within Steamboat Springs City limits. All servers and vendors are encouraged to attend training with an approved program to reduce liability and continually be aware of liquor laws and regulations. 

For more information, go to: RAST Class.

COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

Grand Futures staff are constantly expanding their knowledge of substances, substance abuse, and substance abuse prevention. We love to make this knowledge available to the community and we encourage partners from all organizations and institutions to reach out to us if they are interested in working with us. We host presentations on a variety of topics throughout the year, but are always open to adding more if there is an interest in the community. We have presented to classrooms, after-school groups, parenting classes, special interest clubs, town boards, school boards, public health professionals, and more. Please contact us for more information.

"Start the Conversation: Talking to Youth About Vaping, Electronic Cigarettes, and Juuls"

Start The Conversation.mp4

Video Links & Resources:

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition: www.grandfutures.org, info@grandfutures.org

RMC Health: https://www.rmc.org/

Information about State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (STEPP) through Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/A35-tobacco

 

Information on Trusted Adult Conversations:

Youth Mental Health First Aid: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/population-focused-modules/youth/

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: https://drugfree.org/

 

Education Resources on Vaping & Tobacco:

Second Chance youth education program: https://www.secondchancetobacco.org/

Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit: https://med.stanford.edu/tobaccopreventiontoolkit.html

CATCH My Breath: https://catchinfo.org/modules/e-cigarettes/

“The Real Cost” by the Food & Drug Administration: https://therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov/

Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/index.htm

Surgeon General: https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/

Food & Drug Administration: https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products

Taking Down Tobacco: https://www.takingdowntobacco.org/main/vaping 

 

Cessation Resources:

Colorado Quitline. Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment: https://www.coquitline.org/en-US/ , www.coyouthquitline.org or calling 1-800-QUIT NOW

Smokefree Teen., National Cancer Institute: https://teen.smokefree.gov/about-teen

 

Community Connection:

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition

·      Grand County: grandcounty@grandfutures.org

·      Moffat County: moffatcounty@grandfutures.org

·      Routt County: routtcounty@grandfutures.org

Communities That Care, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/ctc

 

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