April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

As a society, we are in a watershed moment. Many in our country are focused on the issues of sexual assault, abuse and harassment. We have an unprecedented opportunity to improve understanding and change behaviors. The time to rally communities and the broader public is now. April 2018 is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a…

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Buddy Mentors Happiness Sprinkling

Buddy Mentors sprinkle happiness in Eagle County

Commuters driving through Eagle on January 29 may have noticed a group of adults and kids wearing yellow shirts and holding signs. It wasn’t a protest, or a call to endorse a political cause or candidate. It was simply a “Happiness Sprinkling.” A happiness sprinkling involves participants dressed in yellow holding signs with positive messages…

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Stand Up to end relationship violence

Bright Future Foundation is taking an innovative approach in its efforts to prevent domestic violence and sexual abuse. The organization has joined with the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence and other partners across the state to launch the new Movement to End Relationship Violence: Stand Up Colorado. Traditional prevention initiatives put the burden for change on survivors.…

Eagle County Happiness Sprinkling

Join Buddy Mentors and the Eagle River Youth Coalition for Eagle County’s first-ever Happiness Sprinkling. The cause is to spread goodwill, to share joy, to sprinkle happiness! Join your community members in giving goodness by offering a positive message.  Happiness Sprinklings began in Anacortes, Washington and have spread throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Words have power. Let’s…

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Winter Culinary Weekend

Beaver Creek’s Winter Culinary Weekend offers a wide range of epicurean experiences, and it offers a delicious way to support Bright Future Foundation! Set at the base of a World Cup mountain, Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend presented by GMC offers epicurean experiences for everyone – from intimate, luxurious culinary explorations to dynamic, high-alpine outdoor adventures. Mix…

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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…

Buddy Mentors December 2017 Holiday Party

Junior and senior buddies celebrate the holidays

Thank you to the good people at Vail Resorts EpicPromise and Howard Head Sports Medicine for helping make the holidays bright!  Youth and mentors from Bright Future Foundation’s Buddy Mentors Program celebrated the season with an evening full of festivities in Lionshead on Tuesday. The evening started with ice skating at Arrabelle rink. It was a picture perfect holiday…

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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…

Bright Future Bronwyn

Bright Future welcomes new doctoral intern

Bright Future Foundation’s new doctorial intern, Bronwyn Lehman, is familiar with the needs of Eagle County’s population, previously serving as a school psychologist for the Eagle County School District. Bronwyn has a passion for working with underserved and at-risk populations with a focus on behavioral change and trauma-informed care. “My work over the past two…