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AINC provides over 1,500 listeners with free access to recorded programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They cover everything from national news to local news and community events. Information is available through downloaded podcasts, on TV, over the phone, and in Spanish.

BVGT supports gifted individuals in developing their talents, strengths, and abilities. They advocate steadfastly for educational support and programming for gifted students by increasing awareness of the nature and needs of the gifted student.

Centennial Peaks helps  patients build the foundation for a chance at living healthy, successful lives.  They are experienced in treating dual diagnosis patients who suffer from mental illness and chemical dependency (substance abuse), as well as those with symptoms or conditions that standard treatment has not helped.

Dream Catcher’s Legacy of Learning helps students who have fallen behind in their academic subjects. Their programs help students of all income levels including those needing a scholarship – low-income, developmentally delayed, and/or students and children of non-native English speaking families who may be at high risk of educational difficulty.

The Healthy Youth Alliance’s current focus is to provide tools and resources for parents and caregivers to “keep talking” to their kids about tough topics because even though they may act like they aren’t listening, they are.

Imagine! provides support services to people with developmental and cognitive disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.

Louisville Open Space’s mission is to conserve and restore Open Space through land acquisition and management for the protection of natural and cultural resources and provide opportunities for education, volunteering and appropriate passive recreation.

Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, liberal arts university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, education, environmental studies, peace studies, psychology and religious studies.

Stephanie Bryan has a Masters Degree in Social Work, an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), and a CAC III (Certified Addictions Counselor). She is also a certified facilitator of Love and Logic® curricula and a Certified Parent Coach. Stephanie teaches and coaches parents so they can raise caring, responsible adults who will make a positive contribution to society. Areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, and addiction.

ACLpromotes attitudes, practices, programs and policies that enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be included as a natural and integral part of community life. They provide resources, training, support and individual and systems change advocacy for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, their families, friends and communities.

PEN has a longstanding non-fiscal partnership with the Boulder Valley School District.  PEN partners with the district and individual schools to meet the ever changing needs of youth and families in our community.  Together, we work to strengthen family, school, and community partnerships.

Colie’s Closet is a non-profit peer education organization with the mission to educate students in the Boulder Valley School District about depression and suicide.  BVSD high school students work together to further the understanding and treatment of depression and the prevention of suicide.

PEN partners with Martin Ogle and Entrepreneurial Earth LLC  to promote the connection between environmental literacy and concern with ALL careers, especially at the high school level.

Hillside School, provides specialized instruction in reading, writing, and math for students in grades 1-9 in a supportive environment.  They enable students with dyslexia and other learning differences to reach their academic potential and become capable and confident learners.

Interfaith Network on Mental Illness (INMI) increases awareness and understanding of mental illness among clergy, staff, lay leaders, and members of faith communities. They also seek to educate therapeutic professionals, family members, and the general public about simple things that can help someone struggling with a mental illness, including their spirituality/faith.

Louisville Wellness Center

The Louisville Wellness Center LLC is comprised of holistic practitioners, a wellness talk series and more.  Licensed professional counselors facilitate the emotional wellness of parents and teens. Some of their specialties include depression and znxiety, panic attacks and phobia, relationship problems, work and career issues, stress management, and parenting and family issues.

Natural Highs provides healthy alternatives to drugs and alcohol through offering workshops, drop-in classes, groups, presentations, sober events, and entrepreneurial and leadership opportunities for teens. The goal of the program is for teens to learn about the effects of substance use, discover healthy alternatives, support each other with healthy choices, and take on leadership roles to positively impact teens and adults in their communities.

As the elected District Attorney for the Twentieth Judicial District, Stanley L. Garnett oversees an office of prosecutors and staff dedicated to serving the people of Boulder County.  PEN partners with the DA’s office to support efforts in the areas of prevention, restorative justice, and sexual assualt.

Boulder Valley Special Education ensures that students can access their right to a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE). Special education is an individualized set of services and supports.  They are determined to see that students with disabilities recieve the support they need to become successful adults engaged in the community.

Collegiate Coaching Services offers executive function coaching, career coaching and psychoeducational accommodation testing services to students who are juniors in high school and older. They help young people embrace abstinence from problem behavior, overcome the fear and avoidance associated with anxiety, connect socially, and utilize technology in a healthy, moderate way.

Girls Leadership Institute equips girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice.  They structure their work around four central values: Authentic Communication, Courageous Growth, Equity, and Play.

The Hope Coalition supports Depression Awareness & Suicide Prevention with Education and Advocacy in Boulder County, CO

Jenny Hecht is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Yoga Teacher, with experience working with individuals between the ages of 11-adult in a variety of settings. Her practice is grounded in strengthening the distress tolerance skills of those whom I work with through mindfulness practice and supportive examination of the thought patterns that are limiting each individual’s potential.

Mackintosh Academy has a fully equipped science lab, design thinking lab, library, state-of-the-art performing arts/music space, and creative and visual arts cottage. The grounds include large open space, mountain views, a creek, pond, pollinator garden, working observation bee hive, shady grove, low ropes course, cows, and even a working permaculture farm.

PassageWorks uses an engaged and practical approach to teaching and learning that improves social, emotional and academic outcomes, develops inclusive and respectful learning communities, and fosters a sense of meaning, purpose, and motivation in the classroom.

Sister Carmen Community Center takes a holistic coordinated approach to support the entire family as they take steps towards
self-reliance in key areas that affect their stability.

Partnering with a wide range of skilled psychotherapists, Boulder Psychological Services (BPS) makes it easy to connect with a highly qualified licensed professional who understands your issues, has professional training and experience, and matches your personality style.

Calming Kids Yoga seeks to reduce bullying and violence, and increase concentration and mindfulness, for school age students by training adults, children and teens using a proven curriculum of yoga education.

Dawson School challenges its students to achieve excellence of mind, body, and character through a rigorous college-preparatory program. Dawson is committed to the development of character through the virtues of respect, compassion, courage, and integrity.

The Healthy Futures Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations dedicated to preventing and reducing youth substance use, adult substance abuse, and the harmful impacts on the community. They mobilize resources and partnerships throughout Boulder  to create informed and healthy community attitudes towards drugs and alcohol.

Impact on Education’s mission is to leverage community resources to increase student achievement, create opportunities, and build support for public education.  They not only support and empower our district’s most at-risk students, but they raise the playing field for all students through innovative uses of technology and instructional tools that enable all of our students to become successful 21st century learners.

Lafayette’s 1,300 acres of open space contributes to its small town feel. Open space helps to preserve or restore natural areas, protect water resources and wildlife habitat, provide a place for light recreational use,  retain land for agricultural use, safeguard the land for its contribution to your quality of life, and shape the development of the city and limit urban noise and congestion


Mental Health Partners has a 24/7/365 Walk-In Center for immediate assistance with a mental health crisis. Anyone may use this center. Mental Health Partners also has outpatient offices for infants, children, adolescents, adults and families. Services include school-based programs, substance abuse treatment, rape crisis counseling, advocacy and education. Mental Health Partners offers bilingual/bicultural services and an in-house pharmacy.

PEN partners with Premier Members Credit Union to share the L.I.F.E. Program(Loan Interest for Education), and appreciates their support and sponsorship.  The L.I.F.E. program helps families save money when opening new loans or refinancing existing loans, while also giving a portion of the loan interest income back to PEN or the school of your choice.

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