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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 3

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.  Executive Director Keith Berglund also joins in this episode of Non-Profit in the Spotlight. To learn more about the Aspen Youth Center, visit their website

Non-Profit in the Spotlight
10:13 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 1

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.

To learn more about the Aspen Youth Center, visit their website.   

Adaptive Skiing
6:00 am
Wed December 18, 2013

"Legally Blind" High School Students Tackle Skiing at Snowmass

High school students from the Tennessee School for the Blind pose at Snowmass with their guides and instructors from Challenge Aspen.
Marci Krivonen

Many Roaring Fork Valley residents know what it’s like to get on skis for the first time. It can be a wobbly, nerve-wracking experience. Now, imagine doing that without being able to see very well. This week, eight high school students from Tennessee are skiing at Snowmass for the first time and they’re labeled legally blind. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

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