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Making a difference

Dear Editor:

Steve Kaufman’s letter was a great encouragement (“Investing in kids’ safety,” Nov. 4, The Aspen Times). I have sat in on several of the meetings to which he referred, and the overwhelming support shown by the contacted entities excited me.

But we are not there yet; the programs offered already have waiting lists. The 2010 budget is being decided, and some great opportunities may be left on the cutting board.

I have had the privilege to work with young people for almost three decades in our valley and know firsthand what a difference positive opportunities can make in the lives of young people who are in the process of making significant decisions every day after school.

Pete Schaffner

Glenwood Springs