Aspen Youth Center http://aspenpublicradio.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 4 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-youth-center-part-4 <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-49e6943c-c55b-7536-d8a0-107eeb4a76cd"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Kathy Klug, Adam Frisch, Lori Pevny, Robin Smith, Matt Hamilton and Oliver Sharpe…names you’ve likely heard in the Roaring Fork Valley. These six local “celebrities” will face off in the Aspen Youth Center's </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Spell What?!</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> spelling contest on February </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">6</span><span style="font-size: 10px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: super; white-space: pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size: 10px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: super; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen. </span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Keith Berglund, Executive Director of the &nbsp;</span></span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">Aspen Youth Center, and Oliver Sharpe,&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">reining </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Spell What?!</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> champion and 2014 competitor discuss the event. Learn more about <em>Spell What?! </em><a href="https://aspenyc.ejoinme.org/?tabid=501506">HERE</a><em>. </em> </span></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 13308 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 4 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-youth-center-part-3 <p>Jace Conflenti, an Aspen local and recent graduate of Aspen High School, spent time at the Aspen Youth Center while in middle and high school. He is now in his first year at the University of Colorado and works as a staff member during his summer and winter breaks from school. Conflenti shares stories of his time at AYC, both as a kid and now, as a staff member. &nbsp;Executive Director Keith Berglund&nbsp;also joins in this episode of <em>Non-Profit in the Spotlight</em>. To learn more about the Aspen Youth Center, visit their <a href="http://www.aspenyouthcenter.org">website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 13030 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 3 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-youth-center-part-2 <p>Located in the Aspen Recreation Center, the Aspen Youth Center has provided over 5,000 children a place to call their own. The non-profit has open doors to all children in grades 4 - 12 during after school hours and school vacations. Maureen Sharaf, President of the AYC Board of Directors, and Keith Berglund, Executive Director, discuss the center's challenges and the overall importance of the center for the Aspen community.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:32:08 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 12829 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 2 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 1 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-youth-center-part-1 <p>The Aspen Youth Center is a big part of childhood in Aspen, almost every child in the Aspen School District, dating as far back as the 1980's, has had some encounter with the youth center. Longtime board-member and Aspen local, Sue Smedstad, shares the history of the youth center and the different forms the center has taken since it was first conceptualized in the 1960's. Aspen Youth Center Executive Director, Keith Berglund, also joins.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To learn more about the Aspen Youth Center, visit their <a href="http://www.aspenyouthcenter.org/">website</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:13:32 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 12522 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 1