Latest News – April 13

 Students Needed: Youth Outdoor Leadership Program 

The First Ascent Youth Leadership program is now accepting applications for its FREE, week-long course at Colorado Mountain College’s (CMC) campus in Leadville.

At last summer’s First Ascent Youth Leadership program, an afternoon hailstorm sent students and counselors inside. At far right, counselor Kristen Nestor helps facilitate a trust game called Werewolf. Besides offering students challenging outdoor activities such as climbing and river running, First Ascent offers leadership and communication training. Applications are being accepted to this year’s program, which will be held at Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Leadville July 10-15, 2016. Photo Kate Lapides

At last summer’s First Ascent Youth Leadership program, an afternoon hailstorm sent students and counselors inside. At far right, counselor Kristen Nestor helps facilitate a trust game called Werewolf. Besides offering students challenging outdoor activities such as climbing and river running, First Ascent offers leadership and communication training. Applications are being accepted to this year’s program, which will be held at CMC’s campus in Leadville July 10-15, 2016. Photo Kate Lapides

This is the 22nd anniversary of the program; it is an outdoor experiential course for students entering ninth and 10th grade in the fall of 2016. Dates this year run from Sunday, July 10, through Friday, July 15.

The program is available to students living in eight counties: Chaffee, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Lake, Pitkin, Routt and Summit. Recommendations from a counselor, teacher or other adult are due at the end of April. To be considered for this summer’s program, by April 15 applicants must submit the name and email address of the person who will recommend them.

CMC in Leadville will host the First Ascent Youth Leadership Program in July. Photo: Leadville Today

CMC in Leadville will host the First Ascent Youth Leadership Program in July. Photo: Leadville Today

First Ascent teaches leadership, problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution and communication. Students live at CMC’s residential hall in Leadville, and build self-esteem through challenges such as rock climbing, summiting Mount Elbert and rafting the Arkansas River.

This year, the program will accept 40 students who show potential to be leaders and successful students. Counselors and staff are former graduates of the program, and students completing First Ascent can return to work as staff during future summers.

For more information, contact First Ascent Youth Leadership Program Director Lizbeth Jacobs at 970-947-8357 or lvjacobs@coloradomtn.edu.Spac_50

Can You Host a Health Care Student in Leadville?

NEED host home in Leadville……..Would you be interested in hosting a student? Are you looking to make a difference in your community? Do you have an extra bedroom in your home? Would you like to rent out that bedroom, to add to your income? Do you know of anyone that would be interested in hosting a student?

med-studentsThe SouthEastern Colorado Area Health Education Center, Inc. (SECAHEC) has students in the health field from University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus-(UCAMC), Red Rocks Community College, and Rocky Vista Osteopathic School that are required to do rotations in different areas of the state and need housing during their stay. The length of their stay can vary from 25 nights to 112 nights.

As a Host you would receive rent for the student. They would need their own bedroom and access to a bathroom and kitchen. The students are asked to bring their own linens and bath towels as well as provide their own food. Would you interested in hosting a student? For more information or to apply, please call, write, e-mail or text to the following: 

SouthEastern Colorado Area Health Education Center, Inc. (SECAHEC) is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Agency
Attn: Student Support Services, Debra Ball
503 N. Main Street, Suite #221
Pueblo, Colorado 81003-3134
Phone:  719-544-7833, cell phone #719-250-2928
Fax: 719-544-7955
Toll Free:  1-866-330-7100 FREE
E-mail: debra.ball@secahec.org

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