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Two successful events

The Stepstone Center would like to extend its gratitude to the generous support we received for two recent events that are part of our Students Promoting Individuality, Respect and Tolerance, or SPIR&T, project. The first was the Voices of Youth poetry workshop given by Michael Meade that culminated in 40 local teenagers reading their poetry to an audience of nearly 100 at Roaring Fork High School two weeks ago. The other event was an assembly at the Glenwood Springs High School, entitled “Journey to a Hate Free Millennium,” that was attended by approximately 700 students. Following the assembly, students led their peers in discussions of racism, homophobia and other forms of intolerance. Students from Aspen to Rifle attended both of these events, which received rave reviews from those who participated.Our thanks to the J. Robert Young Foundation, the Aspen Gay and Lesbian Community Fund, the town of Carbondale, the town of Basalt, KIVA, True North, the Carbondale Council for the Arts and Humanities, MOSAIC, Colorado West, the Wolcott Family Foundation, the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado, the 9th Judicial District Office of the District Attorney, the Family Resource Center, the Glenwood Springs High School Booster Club and Climate Committee, Roaring Fork High School, and numerous volunteers and other supporters.Felicia Trevor, directorStepstone Center