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
Who knows best how to help youth make healthy choices around tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol? Youth do! That's why Voyager is developing a Young Health Advocates Team at each school district to develop the best responses to local Healthy Kids Colorado Survey data. Participants will deliver a customized prevention campaign in their school. Do you know a 6th-12th grader in either Ridgway or Ouray School Districts who might be interested in this leadership opportunity? Just have them call our office for more information: 970-626-4279.
- Posted on 10/01/2014
This great initiative is a resource for both youth and parents on preventing the underage use of alcohol and other drugs!
- Posted on 08/26/2014
A Voyager parent who is also a family therapist recommended this resource for all parents who want to be better informed about protecting their children from sexual abuse. This site is dedicated to that purpose.
- Posted on 08/12/2014
Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado for adult, recreational use, youth perceptions of its harmfulness are falling. Unfortunately, THC exposure in childhood and adolescence is linked to permanent cognitive damage, and the high THC content of marijuana in Colorado is leading to higher rates of addiction. This resource is a guide for parents to talk with kids about why marijuana is not for people under the age of 21.
- Posted on 06/17/2014
This fact sheet from the Colorado Department of Education outlines what we know about marijuana's effect on adolescent cognitive, emotional, and physical health and development.