Stories are the currency we use to share our lives and experiences with others. Meet some of the people and organizations served by Foundation-funded programs, and learn how they are making a difference in communities across Colorado.

 

Editor's Note: Tammy Smith has been a board member for Delta County Schools since 2009. The 5,000-student district is spread over 1,157 square miles in the west-central…

Conifer High School physical education instructor Jeanie Boymel told the kids in her morning PE class to grab pedometers, as usual. But then she alerted them to be ready for…

While kids battle obesity and the teasing that goes with it, parents question whether their communities and schools are doing enough to keep kids moving. Turns out, about 11…

One of the biggest recent innovations in Colorado health and fitness is the brainchild of a 12-year-old girl. In 2011, Maggie Trout…

Sometimes the best way to watch kids getting physically active is in moving pictures. So check out our Health Elevations video story on students in places like Colorado…

The Silverton School District, located in southwest Colorado in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, consists of one historic school and 60 students enrolled K-12, 69…

CHARLAR is a 12-week health education and skill-building program tailored for older adult Latinos in Denver. Participants rally together to learn about healthy eating,…

It’s an iconic, warmly-defended program bringing sustenance to the vulnerable who need it most: children at school who are happiest and perform best on a full stomach at…

Eight years in now with its bold experiment in food collectivism, the small southeastern plains town of Walsh can brag that it was doing the “shared economy” thing since…

As Colorado strives to become the healthiest state, the daily intake of fruits, vegetables, fast food and sugary drinks becomes a key measure of success or failure. And the…