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April 06, 2017



AYO and ASRC aknowledges that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month we are: building community, building hope, creating strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families. You can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse, neglect and promote child and family well-being.

April 03, 2017

Stay up to date with AYO by reading our quarterly newsletter. Aurora Youth Options wants to keep you all posted on what's going on with us. You can find all of our quarterly newsletters on the left hand side of the blog page; Titled Newsletters. Here is a link our most recent newsletter.

January 24, 2017

In honor of January being National Mentoring month, Aurora Youth Options hosted a mentor FriendRaiser to recruit mentors for our youth. This year on January 19th, we held our annual FriendRaiser at Dry Dock Brewery in Aurora, CO. Six of our current mentors shared their mentoring experiences and personal stories on why they wanted to volunteer to help shape the life of a youth with all of our guests. Attendees had a chance to ask the current mentors any questions that they had about mentoring.

January 24, 2017

   Please excuse the inconveniences while we have some remodeling going on at the Hoffman (City of Aurora) building. Jewell Park renovation has begun in the park and parking lot area of the Hoffman building. Please be mindful of the "off limits" areas, watch for changes of the entrance into the building and parking configuration. Afterward the neighborhood will have a wonderful new park to enjoy!

December 12, 2016

On Tuesday December 6th, AYO hosted a holiday party with other organizations in the Hoffman building including, Aurora Strong Resilience Center, the Hoffman Rec Center, Aurora Public Library, Transition Age Youth and GRASP. We had an awesome time giving away some sweet raffle

November 23, 2016

Aurora Youth Options was able to provide 11 AYO families and 12 individual clients with warm winter coats for this season. This would not have been possible without the support of the local Dependable Cleaners and their "Coats for Colorado Coat drive." This event provides our youth and their families with much needed warmth for the long Colorado winters.  

November 15, 2016

This fall, Aurora Youth Options had the amazing opportunity of being the beneficiary of

Citywide Banks’ Annual Money Match campaign! Citywide Banks matched $2,000 of our

$5,850 community donations. The bank also showcased AYO during its Annual Golf

Classic event! City Bank members and friends played an 18-hole game with one special

hole being reserved for AYO. Players chipped a rubber ducky into a kiddy pool and for

each hole in one, Citywide donated once more. An additional $5,000 was raised for our

September 13, 2016

Every year, AYO hosts an all-day extended event that is free for all matches to attend as a way to bond and develop deeper relationships with one another. This year, on September 10th, seven matches participated in AYO’s annual Ropes Course Event at West Pines Training Facility in Wheat Ridge. Matches were challenged both physically and mentally to overcome obstacles, all the while building a stronger relationship with their mentor/mentee.