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Your contribution to Access AfterSchool truly makes a difference! 


Studies show that even as little as $1 donated actually helps save taxpayers approximately $3. Investing in after school programs have been proven to decrease juvenile delinquency, improve school performance, and increase worker productivity. 

Together we can enrich the lives of youth, support working families, and build healthy communities in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys.



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

Anschutz Family Foundation

Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Thrift Shop


City of Aspen

City of Glenwood Springs

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse

Deardroff Trust

El Pomar Foundation

Garfield County

Holy Cross Electric

I.A. O'Shughnessy Foundation

Louis & Harold Price Foundation

Pitkin County

Rifle Community Foundation

The Clough Family Fountation

The Colorado Health Foundation

Town of Basalt

Town of Carbondale   

US Bank

Western Colorado Community Foundation

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


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