The Access AfterSchool team extends our sincere thanks for your ongoing support.  As parents, community members, donors, and supporters, you've helped the Access community shine!

Access AfterSchool appreciates the support provided by the following donors.  If you are interested in becoming a donor please contact us.

Adolph Coors Foundation
Alpine Bank
Aspen Community Foundation
Aspen Square Hotel
Aspen Thrift Shop
Black Hills Utilities
Catto Shaw Foundation
City of Aspen
City of Glenwood Springs
Deardoff Trust
El Pomar Foundation 
Garfield County
Grand River Health
Holy Cross Energy
I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation
J. Robert Youth Foundation 
Louis & Harold Price Foundation
Mount Sopris Conservation District
Pitkin County
Rifle Community Foundation
The Wexner Charitable Fund
Town of Basalt
Town of Carbondale
US Bank Grant

Below are just a few ways our generous donors

have made a difference in the lives of our local youth. 

If you haven't donated yet, please consider investing in our valley’s youth by giving to Access AfterSchool.

Your contribution truly makes a difference!  

After taking an Access class all Access students surveyed said they were:

  • 97% are happier

  • 91% are more creative

  • 95% are more willing to try new things

  • 94% are more confident

  • 90% are more responsible

  • 93% report having a better attitude

  • 95% are more collaborative

  • 85% say that they talk to their parents more.

​A tenet of all of Access AfterSchool’s programs is that students are actively engaged in the program by learning and doing. ​

One of the seven 21st Century skills that instructors are trained to weave into their course curriculum is Health Literacy, which embraces an active lifestyle, helps students learn to make healthy choices and builds self-confidence. 87% of participants say that because of SecondShift they make healthier choices, and 85% report being more active.

Students are engaged in high-quality programming that teaches them new skills:   96% of participants say that SecondShift is their favorite part of being at school and 98% report that SecondShift always engages them in interesting activities.

In fact, over 57% of all parents say that the opportunities to learn and apply new skills and be creative are the most important parts of SecondShift.

Students are more prepared for college and career success: 90% report getting better at setting and achieving goals, 80% say SecondShift helped them explore what they want to be when they grow up, and 93% noted increased perseverance and grit as a result of attending SecondShift, which has been identified as a critical factor to school and life success.  


91% say that going to SecondShift has helped them feel happier about what their future looks like.

LIVING Healthy



in School

Planning for the Future