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…

Stand Up Colorado

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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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…

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…

Purple Purse Challenge to end financial abuse

  Support Bright Future Foundation in the 2017 Purple Purse Challenge!  Campaign starts on October 2. Domestic violence affects one in four women in her lifetime – that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Most people think only of physical abuse when they consider domestic violence, yet financial abuse happens…

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DVAM 2017 Stand Up

Bright Future marks 30th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 Domestic violence leaves a devastating impact on members of our mountain communities, regardless of background or circumstance.  Bright Future Foundation is a community-based agency dedicated to “Making Futures Bright” by changing lives affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse. Annually, hundreds of families see Bright Future as a safe harbor, helping them to build trusting…