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What we've done. Helping Kids. Helping Schools. Helping Community.The "I Love U Guys" Foundation first blossomed helping the hereos that were impacted by circumstance and tragedy. In response, the community raised its voice in support. From that humbling beginning, The "I Love U Guys" Foundation endeavored to reflect and encourage the kindness shown by diverse communities. Everyday Americans are not just asking, but doing things that help their communities.
The "I Love U Guys" Foundation has a unique opportunity to do the same. With the incredible support of a hard core, hard love community, The Foundation has helped a number of people and organizations.
Scholarship ProgramThe "I Love U Guys" Foundation has awarded over $17,000 in Kindness scholarships to Platte Canyon students for continuing education. The scholarships are renewed for the recipients each year they're in college. We also administered the awarding of two scholarships provided by Columbine High School. $2,500 has been awarded to teachers, and that is shifting to a fund which will defray the costs of teacher development programs.
Programs That MatterOur criteria are simple. Demonstrated measurable success. The "I Love U Guys" Foundation supports the following organizations and their efforts. We encourage you to find out more about their stated goals and achievements.
Organ and Tissue Donation: A Greater Gift than MoneyThe Keyes family worked extensively with the Donor Awareness Council and Donor Alliance, both through legislative efforts and by increasing awareness in the community. Their efforts inspired Colorado legislators to renew the Driver License division's participation in both donor registration and community contribution.
Safe2TellSafe2Tell provides young people a way to report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous. Safe2Tell is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based on the Colorado Prevention Initiative for School Safety with initial funding from The Colorado Trust. The program focuses on kids and the issues they face today. This program was based on the Columbine Commission Report's recommendation that students need a safe and anonymous way to keep lines of communication open. They realized that tragedies could be prevented if young people had a way to tell someone what they knew without fearing retaliation. Now, using Safe2Tell, they only have to make a call to make a difference. By calling 1-877-542-7233 or submitting a tip through this website, young people can help anyone who is in trouble, or prevent a tragedy.
Mountain Peace ShelterMountain Peace Shelter: The mission is to create a continuum of care from violence prevention to crisis intervention to empowering self-sufficiency, through community outreach, a 24 hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, and supportive services for the residents of Park County and surrounding mountain communities.
Mountain Resource CenterMountain Resource Center: Our "neighbors helping neighbors" mission provides community based health and human services to people living in Conifer, Evergreen, Bailey and surrounding mountain communities. Local volunteers, businesses, organizations, government agencies and foundations partner together, helping residents build sustainable lives.
Colorado UpLiftColorado UpLift: A non-profit organization in Denver dedicated to building long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth. UpLift provides a unique, holistic approach to meeting the needs of at-risk students through five program areas: In School, After School, Adventure, College and Life Options. The focus is on long-term relationships as the UpLift staff follow students from grade to grade until they graduate from high school and move into their young adult years. Through in-school lessons, after-school activities, and time spent together with the UpLift staff, kids learn character education and life skills they need to become positive, productive citizens. With an average graduation rate of 90% from high school and 95% of graduates continuing on with higher education and solid careers, Colorado UpLift is proud to have impacted thousands of students since its inception in 1982 and is looking forward to continued future success.
Step13Step13: One of the most effective programs that deals with street people, the most complicated segment of the down and out. At Step13 approximately one in three residents gets off drugs and gets their life back on track. Step13 nurtures in each resident independence, individual responsibility, self-sufficiency and industriousness. We give a guy as long as he needs to turn his life around. If a resident can stick with this program long enough, he becomes a self supporting, contributing member of society just like the rest of us. About one in three do. That's not bad considering that a recent government study found that for alcoholics and addicts receiving government benefits, 99 out of 100 never kick the habit and never get a long-term job.
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