Mentoring Month 2018

Bright Future celebrates the efforts of mentors

Bright Future’s Buddy Mentors Program was among the local mentoring programs helping to proclaim January as National Mentoring Month at a recent Eagle County Board of Commissioners meeting. National Mentoring Month is an annual campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities, and to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults. “Mentoring Month…

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Ensuring Freedom: A survivor success story

After 20 years of marriage, Briana* realized that she needed to separate from her husband. During their marriage, her husband had never hit her but was verbally abusive and eroded her self-esteem. In June 2017, Briana came to our office with self-doubt and expressed that she “needed to get her husband out of the house…

EmpowerMENt mapping

Students prevent bullying through youth program

A special project involving area middle school students aims to help them mitigate areas where they feel unsafe and end bullying behaviors.  Bright Future Foundation’s EmpowerMENt Program is working with students at Berry Creek Middle School and Eagle County Charter Academy on a best practice bullying prevention. The project is called Hot Spot Mapping, and…

CAIA

Bright Future attends advocacy conference

Bright Future staff and interns were among the almost 300 advocates who attended the recent Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference (CAIA) in Vail.  The conference included two full days of workshops and roundtables, all designed to provide a comprehensive curriculum to benefit the often overlapping issues and work of community based sexual assault and domestic…

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Bright Future’s internship program receives national accreditation

A doctoral psychology internship program spearheaded by Bright Future Foundation has received national accreditation through the American Psychological Association (APA). This is the highest level of accreditation bestowed on doctoral psychology internship programs throughout the United States. Bright Future initiated the Colorado Psychology Internship Program (CO-PIC) in 2014 in an attempt to address the shortage…