Stepping Stones is a drop-in center in the Roaring Fork Valley for teens ages 14 – 21. Our goal is to empower youth to reach self-sufficiency.

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Recent Happenings

  • DSC_0929In April we hiked to Mushroom Rock in Carbondale. We love to explore all that our beautiful mountains have to offer.

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    We made a special trip over spring break to Grand Junction to visit the Get Air Silo trampoline center.

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    Stepping Stones recently hosted a healthy cooking class, “Cooking Matters” in partnership with Family Resource Center. Teens learned about nutrition, sanitation, and a variety of culinary techniques.

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    This February Stepping Stones went skiing at Buttermilk. We had a blast hitting the slopes. Thank you Aspen SkiCo for providing us with such an amazing experience.

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    Every Wednesday we take two youth to get a haircut. Thank you Julie from JUL salon for providing our youth with a fresh new look.

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    Staff and youth eat a family style dinner every evening Monday – Friday. Stepping Stones feeds a home-made, nutritious meal to 15 – 30 youth daily. Thank you Lift Up for supporting Stepping Stones in our efforts to provide healthy meals to underserved youth.

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    The relationships I have with staff and the family atmosphere at Stepping Stones, has had a huge impact on my life.

                                     – David Aguilar

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    We recently rented the Gus Darien Ice Rink in Carbondale and had blast playing broom ball and ice skating.

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Drop-In Hours

Monday               3:00pm – 6:30pm

Tuesday               3:00pm – 6:30pm

Wednesday       12:00pm – 6:30pm

Thursday             3:00pm – 6:30pm

Friday                    3:00pm – 7:30pm


Our Mission

Stepping Stones’ mission is to provide assistance to underserved Roaring Fork Valley teens to reach self-sufficiency by providing a safe and structured environment to learn life skills, participate in experiential learning, and have access to professional counseling and support services. Tell me more…

Programs & Services

Stepping Stones delivers a wide variety of programming and services. We offer essential support services and expose youth to experiences in the arts, music, community engagement, and outdoor recreation. Tell me more…

Youth Mentoring

Stepping Stones provides youth with strong adult leadership. Our mentorship program is based on a continuity of love and care with a focus on meeting the individual needs of the mind, body, and spirit of each youth we serve. Tell me more…


Volunteering can be a deeply rewarding experience. Send us your contact information below or call us at 720.207.7646 if you are interested in volunteering at Stepping Stones.

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