Full Circle of Lake County
Full Circle of Lake County has supported the youth and families of Leadville, Colorado for 27 years. Our mission reads: Full Circle provides opportunities, education and caring relationships to help Lake County become a place where children make healthy choices, families thrive and the community is united.
Full Circle provides mentoring and outdoor leadership opportunities for the youth of our rural county. These youth are predominantly the children of Latin American immigrants--or immigrants themselves--whose parents commute long hours each day to the resort towns of Vail, Breckenridge, and Aspen. Full Circle connects adult mentors in Leadville with 4th-6th graders in need of a stable, positive influences in their lives. Full Circle also creates opportunities for Leadville’s youth to access our region’s most important resource--the great outdoors. Through weekly outdoor education classes, ski trips, rock climbing adventures, and backpacking expeditions, Full Circle helps create passionate outdoorsmen and women out of children who otherwise might never have made such a connection.
In addition to mentorship and outdoor education, Full Circle offers programming on high school drug and violence prevention, immigrant integration, women’s empowerment, parenting, and restorative justice.