MISSION AND HISTORY
Piece of Peace was created when a small group of high school students decided they could change the world. In 2019 their teacher asked them to list all of the problems facing teenagers and they filled up the board. What might have seemed like an overwhelming list of woes and fears for some, became a challenge to this group of at-risk teens. The assignment to make real-change in one of these areas of concern, blossomed into a united group of kids determined to take on the root cause of many of the dilemma's listed, Piece of Peace was born.
Piece of Peace is a diverse group of at-risk teens dedicated to lifting-up youth in their communities.
Piece of Peace is committed to working with other programs and individuals to better the lives of kids living on the fringe of affluent communities. We live in such a wealthy community it is easy to "hide" and "hide from" the challenges our youth encounter on a daily basis. From poverty, to addiction, to LGTBQ+ conflict, and the lack of mental health access on the Western Slopes of Colorado, today's youth, even those (especially those) living in resort towns, are experiencing an increase in suicide rates, an increase in addiction rates, and an increase in human trafficking rates. Piece of Peace aims to assist kids in navigating these dark waters by creating Hopes to Fill a Pack, to supply necessary everyday items such as toiletries and jackets to help displaced teens regain their humanity, Educating and informing our communities regarding the need for help, and working towards creating a safe space or shelter in the Roaring Fork Valley along the I-70 corridor for youth in need.
Yampah Mountain High School
Sierra is a long time educator with an MA in Teacher Leadership. She is a huge proponent of Restorative Practices in education and teaching students using Choice Theory. She works consistently with at-risk youth to empower them to take control of their lives and educations and to be the change they wish to see in the world.
Beth Klein, Esq
A Colorado native, Attorney Beth Klein is a Board Certified Trial Lawyer in Colorado and she is among the Top 100 Lawyers in the state. Beth is the President of the Klein Frank Foundation which is committed to train young leaders to fearlessly tackle societal issues and creatively solve problems.