About Us


Mountain Youth Network in Clear Creek County is a true community-based initiative. Our coalition includes individuals from a range of sectors: law enforcement, education, faith community, health and human services, government, youth-serving organizations, students, community organizations, parents, and local businesses. We first started our process in Clear Creek in the summer of 2016.

Meet our team:

Laura Robertson


Mountain Youth Network

Hannah Jensen

Youth Programs Coordinator

Rebecca Bernal

Assistant Coordinator 

Mountain Youth Network

Ben Shay

Youth Programs Coordinator


The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) requested ongoing funding from the marijuana tax cash fund for youth substance abuse prevention.   

The funding was designated for the implementation of the Communities that Care (CTC) model in over 40 communities across Colorado.

Our local public health agency was eligible for this opportunity because mental health and substance abuse were documented as priorities in the Public Health Improvement Plan for Clear Creek County

Mountain Youth Network is now funded through foundation contributions in addition to the state sponsored CTC grant.

Our Mission:

Together in Clear Creek County we inspire and support our youth to find their path to hope, health, and happiness.

Our Vision:

Elevating youth

in Clear Creek County!

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Click HERE to learn more about the impact of Communities that Care (CTC) in Colorado.

Done by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence by UC Boulder.


​Using the principles of Prevention Science and local youth data as our guide, we work to:
Decrease Risk Factors:
Neighborhood Attachment/Community Organization
Perceived Availability of Substances
Early Initiation of Behavior
Increase Protective Factors:
Opportunities & Rewards for Pro-social Involvement
Please refer to the CTC Community Profile for Clear Creek County for more details.  Part I reports on the Data Assessment, Part II reports on the Resource Assessment for our community.


CTC WorkGroups:

Youth Involvement WorkGroup

(aka TREK Teen Council)

Communications & PR WorkGroup

Board Maintenance WorkGroup

Data WorkGroup

Resource Assessment WorkGroup

Funding & Strategic Planning WorkGroup

Prevention Strategies:

Positive Youth Development Strategy

Community Mapping Strategy

Policy Strategy

For more information review our 

Community Action Plan.

Community Partners

We partner with many organizations in the community to offer a variety of healthy activities and opportunities for our youth.

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