Youth Success | Helping all of our youth

Routt County fights for the success of every young person in Routt County, enabling our youth to be successful.

We Believe

All at-risk youth in Routt County will receive services.

Facts 

  • 1 in 5 Routt County High School students (or 22%) reported binge-drinking in the past month*
  • 17% of Routt County High School seniors admit to driving drunk and 20% admitted to driving stoned*
  • 13% of RC HS students seriously considered attempting suicide in the past 12 months*
  • Youth that are involved in extracurricular activities including service and civic engagement are less likely to engage in risky behaviors.¬† Youth that are engaged in service activities are more likely to be responsible, productive adult citizens.
    *(2012-13 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, Routt County Report)

Successes:

  • RCUW programs touches 70% of the youth in Routt County
  • More opportunities for youth to be engaged: Oak Creek Recreation Department Teen program, North Routt Charter School, Hayden Totally Kids, more youth with mentors, big growth with Boys & Girls Club, creation of the Routt County Youth Services Coalition
  • More youth with an increased sense of civic engagement and decision making skills.
  • More youth engaged in meaningful activities that teach youth to be productive, engaged adults.