Realizing Independence Through Education (RITE) / United Way of Weld County

United Way of Weld County

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United Way of Weld County
General Information
Description of ServiceRealizing Independence Through Education (RITE) supports at-risk youth and young adults who are transitioning to adulthood and independence by providing guidance, resources, and life skills that make this often challenging time more manageable.
All attendees of the life skills classes are asked to fill out a survey to evaluate each class and the program overall. This survey was developed by a University of Northern Colorado research intern and RITE staff and is analyzed monthly. In the first quarter of 2013, 98% of the 70 returned surveys rated the classes excellent and 85% said they would be interested in future presentations. A systems navigator uses a self-sufficiency matrix and guidance tool to measure the success of each youth in the program. The matrix measures the positive movement people make along different self-reliance domains such as education, employment, and housing.
Urgent Services ProvidedRITE is available at no charge to youth and young adults, ages 13-22, who live in Weld County. Multiple classes are offered each month on a variety of topics such as getting a job, cooking on a budget, and renting an apartment. RITE also offers one-on-one meetings to assist with more specific obstacles. Career and community focused events allow you to explore careers and meet with professionals in your community.
Young adults who are aging out of the foster care system, have been asked by a parent or guardian to leave home, are involved in juvenile justice, are in kinship care, and/or are without stable housing often are without a support system and do not know where to turn to locate needed resources.
Goal 1: At-risk youth gain actionable life skills.
Goal 2: Transitioning youth become and stay housed for 12-18 months following program engagement.
Goal 3: Program volunteers develop mentoring relationships with at-risk youth.
LocationWeld County
Geographical AreaWeld,
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureRefer youth who may benefit from this information with United Way of Weld County. Referring agencies should be a partnering agency, school or other nonprofit.
Client Information
EligibilityYouth who are aging out of the foster care system or youth who are struggling due to involvement in the juvenile justice system, problems in school or mental health issues.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesFree
Fee AmountsNone
Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Specific Hours: Appointment can be arranged
Contact Information
Contact's Name Erin Wilson
Contact's Position Coordinator
Contact's Phone (970) 353-4300
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 814 9th St
Physical Site City, State, Zip Greeley, CO 80631
Mailing Address 1 PO Box 1944
Mailing City, State, Zip Greeley, CO 80632
Main Phone (970) 353-4300
Hotline Phone 1-800-559-5590
Other Phone (970) 353-8808
Fax (970) 353-4738
Service Location Email
Web Address
Additional Information
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United Way of Weld County
Affiliated Program: United Way of Weld County
This Service: Realizing Independence Through Education (RITE) / United Way of Weld County
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Specialized Information and Referral (TJ-3000.8000)
Supervised Living for Older Youth (PH-6300.8000)