EAGLE COUNTY — Nearly 20 years ago, a group of local businessmen wrote some checks to help area school children. Today, that modest idea has grown into a much larger project. Now, the Youth Foundation has a new name: YouthPower365.
The first idea behind the Youth Foundation was to provide funding to new and existing programs that helped kids with academics, and after-school activities. That’s why it was first called a foundation. But the idea of helping others evolved quickly, and the Youth Foundation was soon running programs of its own, ranging from the Magic Book Bus for preschoolers to PwrHr academic programs for older kids to internships and apprenticeships for young adults.