Teenagers throughout the US are struggling mentally and emotionally. In Colorado’s Southwest Corner alone, the suicide rate is over 32 deaths per 100,000 people. Lack of financial resources, limited access to mental healthcare, and feelings of isolation and disconnection leave our kids at high risk.
We at Tiospaye are in our 6th year of leadership and transformational work, currently Living Vision 11 is working to create and facilitate a workshop serving 20-25 local teenagers in the Ignacio, Bayfield, and Durango area that teach them how to build resiliency, social emotional learning, prosperity, hope, and connection. And we need your help to make our vision a reality!
We’re offering this course instructed by a professional trainer, including meals and snacks, at no cost to participants, or their families. The trainer has completed two similar courses for Tiospaye which were both highly successful. The trainer makes these skills available to teenagers who might otherwise not have access to them. Your support is crucial towards our efforts in continuing to build a sense of community amongst local teenagers, while creating hope and empowerment for their future.