After becoming a registered nurse and volunteering with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, I decided to dedicate myself to the idea that every child, given the right tools, can and will succeed. Having strong adult leadership is crucial to healthy teenage development and future success. At Stepping Stones we provide youth with positive adult role models, empowering experiences, and the skills they need to thrive. Founding Stepping Stones is the culmination of my commitment to empower youth as they become happy, healthy, self-sufficient adults.

– President & Founder Kristin Nelson

Core Values

  • Connector.


    Stepping Stones provides essential services and support to underserved youth who would not have access otherwise. Every youth is entitled to services that enable them to thrive socially and emotionally. Stepping Stones is committed to providing free services to young adults in order to meet the needs of the community and each unique individual we serve.

  • Connector.

    Strong Adult Leadership

    Strong relationships with positive adult role models is crucial to the future success of the youth we serve. 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 individual we serve.

  • Connector.

    Skill Development

    Stepping Stones instills in young adults a love of learning and an appreciation for individual pursuits throughout life. We are dedicated to teaching the skills teens will need to thrive and become self-sufficient, happy, healthy adults.

Stepping Stones Staff

Executive Director – Kyle Crawley     (720) 207 – 7646

Program Director – Jake Wirkler      (970) 319 – 2413

Development Director – Becca Rogers    (720) 384-4928

Donations Are Always Appreciated

Stepping Stones relies on community support and donations to provide programming and support to teens of the Roaring Fork Valley.
There are a variety of ways you can support the youth of Stepping Stones. Financial support, food donations, recreational equipment, and clothes are just some of the many donations that help Stepping Stones provide essential services to the community. If you are interested in donating any of these items contact (720) 207 - 7646.

Thank You For Your Consideration

Donate To Stepping Stones. Every dollar and every donation helps. We thank you for your support.

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