America’s premier renewable energy summit includes leaders from both public and private sectors in science, investment, government, advanced technology development and deployment. Renewable energy experts discuss solar, wind, biofuels, geothermal, and other trail-blazing approaches to sustainability. This year will include an extensive renewable energy expo featuring the latest breakthroughs in renewable energy technology, sustainability and energy efficiency, an evening Gala Event, a Film Festival, and free concert featuring Taj Mahal and the Phantom Brass band.
Ascendigo believes that learning any skill, whether life skills, social skills, or sport specific skills, is best accomplished through sustained and repeated immersion, coupled with the expectation that the participant can in fact progress to the next level. All of our programs provide our ASD participants the perfect environment to master new skills through incremental, repetitive, supportive learning opportunities. The activity itself provides an intrinsic motivation to learn and work, while the Ascendigo staff provide the specialized instruction to enable the participant to succeed.
We're the only year-round camp for Deaf* individuals from around the world. Our cabins and campus can be rented during the off-season for travelers, schools, and local businesses. We also offer Deaf Culture exposure through American Sign Language classes, leadership training, and more. Check out aspencamp.org to learn more about what we can do for you.
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), a non-profit environmental science education organization, offers activities and programs for all ages. Explore the Aspen area on free Naturalist guided hikes and tours, year-round hire a guide options, and camps and classes for kids and adults. ACES has something for everyone, including a variety of community events and lectures throughout the year. Visit Hallam Lake in Aspen and Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt.
Mission: To enlighten, enrich, educate and entertain through film. Aspen Film presents year-round programs including Shortsfest (April 5-10, 2016), Filmfest (September 21-25, 2016) and Academy Screenings (December TBA).
In 2012, Aspen Valley Hospital formed its own fundraising entity, Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation (AVHF), that is solely focused on encouraging philanthropic support for the current and future needs of Aspen Valley Hospital. AVHF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, IRS designated organization that oversees all charitable giving to the hospital, including for its expansion and renovation project.
Aspen Words encourages writers, inspires readers, and connects people through the power of stories.
Founded in Aspen in 1976 as a cutting edge poetry conference and literary magazine, Aspen Words (AW) is one of the nation’s leading literary centers and a stage for the world’s most prominent contemporary writers. AW programs employ literature as a tool for provoking thought, broadening perspectives, fostering connections, inspiring creativity, and giving voice. Since 2009, we have partnered with the Aspen Institute, underscoring the highest humanistic ideals of Institute founder Walter Paepcke: to better understand human challenges by cultivating one’s inner life through the exchange of words, stories, and ideas.
The Aspen Youth Center provides local and visiting youth in grades 4-12 with free, daily activities. Youth can play air hockey, work in the computer lab, join in dodge ball and basketball games, and participate in art and cooking clubs.
The Buddy Program strengthens our community by guiding and inspiring youth through mentoring. We serve over 450 local youth through one-on-one mentoring, experiential group mentoring and additional support services.
Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives by presenting meaningful recreational, educational, and cultural experiences to individuals faced with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. We encourage family and friends to share in these experiences. Challenge Aspen aims to carefully orchestrate life-changing adventures, giving participants the courage to try something new, trust their own abilities, and carry that courage forward, reaching towards goals in other areas of their lives.
Travel Immunizations, Communicable Disease Control, Family Planning Programs, Flu Immunization Clinics, Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs (HCP), Immunizations Clinic, Komen Cancer Screening, Prenatal Care Services, WIC-Women, Infants, Children Supplemental Food Program, and Women's Wellness Connection (WWC)
It's not just good business. It's good business strategy! Health Links connect businesses to each other and to vital resources that can help them succeed in creating sustainable worksite wellness and safety programs. Health Links uses an evidence-based program that recognizes businesses for meeting or exceeding worker health and safety standards with Healthy Business Certification. For small businesses, we offer seed funding and advising support to help build programs.
RESPONSE is a non-profit organization founded in 1983, providing assistance for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault within Pitkin and Western Eagle (Basalt/El Jebel) counties including visitors, full-time and part-time residents.
The Shining Stars Foundation gives strength, support, and hope to children - and their families - living with pediatric cancer or another life-threatening illness through 70+ year-round outdoor, social, and recreational experiences.
Stepping Stones is a community-based youth mentoring program that operates drop-in centers for youth and young adults (Ages 10-21) in the Roaring Fork Valley. Our philpsophy is that strong, long-term relationships with positive adult role models are the key to empowering youth within our community. Some of our participants face a variety of challenges including food security, neglect, homelessness, and substance use.
Our drop-in centers are open five days a week and provide a diverse, bilingual atmosphere where participants and staff feel comfortable sharing meaningful life experiences and challenges. Stepping Stones maintains a 10:1 youth to mentor ratio and each participant works with staff towards individualized goals within a family environment. To meet the unique needs of our participants, we off free services including skill development, nightly dinner, transportation assistance, basic needs support, one-on-one tutoring, community engagement, arts and recreational programming.
We are singularly focused on helping Coloradans live their healthiest lives by advancing opportunities to pursue good health and achieve health equity, through grantmaking, policy and advocacy, strategic private investments, and convening to drive change. For more information, please visit www.coloradohealth.org.
YouthZone is a leader in youth programming and is dedicated to providing opportunities for youth to be responsible, contributing members of their families and society. YouthZone offers programs in prevention, support, parent education and direct services.