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Welcome to Voyager Youth Program!

Voyager Youth Program seeks to inspire the youth of Ouray County to achieve healthy lives through prevention education and experiential activities with a purpose.

We work in partnership with local schools and other organizations to create a community that encourages healthy choices and helps youth to avoid substance abuse and other risk behaviors.

News & Prevention Resources

Tuesday, April 22: Join Lynn Reimer of ACTonDrugs for a presentation on substance abuse trends and signs!

This event is free and open to the public. Join Lynn Reimer for a riveting presentation on trends in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, and learn how we can protect our community and our youth from addiction. 4H Events Center in Ridgway, 6 PM

  • E-Cigs Are Targeting Teens

    This gallery of e-cigarette and traditional tobacco products advertisements compiled by Stanford Medical School highlights the ways in which tobacco companies are marketing e-cigarettes to minors. "Vaping" or e-cigarette use is on the rise among teens in Colorado, and most users of these products are also using traditional tobacco products instead of replacing tobacco with them.

  • Marijuana and the Developing Brain

    Psychiatrist Paula Riggs explains the effects of marijuana exposure on the brains of infants, children, and teens, and advocates for the wide-spread use of evidence-based prevention education programs in the schools to help youth avoid marijuana.

  • Become a Young Health Advocate!

    CO9to25 is a brand new organization that seeks to engage Colorado's youth in leadership and advocacy- no one can make a difference in the lives of our state's young people like young people themselves. Check out their ambitious ideas and get involved.

  • Take the Quiz- What do you know about binge drinking?

    Binge drinking rates are higher among Ouray County's youth than either the state or national averages. Parents can help prevent this behavior by becoming informed and talking regularly with youth about expectations and alternatives.