Greeley nonprofit receives grant funding for youth life skills education development

A local nonprofit recently received grant funding to create social-emotional learning curriculum for Weld County students in fourth through eighth grade.

Youth Empowerment Group received $10,000 from the Weld Community Foundation Littler Youth Fund to promote mental health, safety, healthy relationships and academics.

“The Weld Community Foundation Littler Youth Fund has been a consistent partner since day one,” said Dr. Laurie Berdahl, Youth Empowerment Group executive director and former OB/GYN. “They have increased our funding year over year. This is the beginning of our third year and they gave us our biggest grant from them so far. We feel really fortunate for their support of youth but also their trust in us to provide something that could be infinitely helpful during this super challenging time.”

The curriculum, called PowerUp, will be provided to Weld County schools and youth organizations for free. Groups outside of Weld County will pay cost-based license

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