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.
Tuesday, April 21st at the Ouray Community Center!
Join prevention experts from the international organization Freedom from Chemical Dependency in exploring myths about marijuana, what the current science says about its effects on children and adolescents, and how parents and other adults in the community can help our kids live healthy, drug-free lives.
Free dinner and child care is available for anyone who needs it!
Our Summer Enrichment Program catalog is live!
Sign up for Summer Enrichment Programs by May 1st for an early bird discount. 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.
- 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
- Posted on 02/05/2015
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reviews new research on the toxins in e-cigarettes and their potential health effects. With e-cigarette and "vaping" on the rise among youth in Colorado, it's important to be aware.