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.
Enroll Now for Summer Enrichment Program
Want your kids to enjoy an affordable, adventure-packed summer? Sign up youth ages 5-13 for our Summer Enrichment Program. Get discounted advance registration pricing by enrolling at least seven days in advance of the start of each week of camp. Click HERE to connect directly to our catalog of programs and secure, online payment portal.
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.
Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children on 04/30/2015
This new site is a resource from the Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children to support parents of teens. You will find information on all substances- legal, illegal, and medical, as well as evidence-based advice on how to prevent teen substance use.
Posted on 04/16/2015
A new report finds that American youth are using e-cigarettes at increasing levels, even while their use of traditional tobacco cigarettes has plummeted. This New York Times article looks at the trend and its implications for health.
Posted on 04/02/2015
This Fact Sheet from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment outlines the health reasons for keeping marijuana away from children and adolescents.
State Finds Substantial Evidence That Pot Use in Adolescence Correlates with Higher Rates of Addiction to Other DrugsPosted on 02/12/2015