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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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…

January is National Mentoring Month

Bright Future Foundation and our youth mentoring program, the Buddy Mentors Program, will participate in National Mentoring Month. National Mentoring Month (NMM), hosted every January, is the largest-scale mentoring campaign nationwide. This year will reflect on the incredible growth of the mentoring movement, recognize the real life mentoring relationships that form and thrive each day, and…

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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…

2017 Buddy Mentors Egg Hunt

“Be A Buddy” message promoted at local egg hunt

Hundreds of children hunted for toy and candy filled eggs at the Town of Avon’s Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 at Nottingham Park. Bright Future Foundation’s Buddy Mentors Program participated in the free event to help promote the theme, “Be A Buddy, Not A Bully.” The Buddy Mentors booth included a bean bag toss and “Buddies” egg…