What CYO Means to Me
The memories, fishing, fly tying, archery and trap shooting. CYO, or better known as Colorado Youth Outdoors, has been such a big part of my high school career. CYO has done so much for my mom and me. We have grown so much together. Before CYO, we hardly spent any time together. My mom was constantly working and I was always with my friends. CYO has given us a set time each week to spend one-on-one time with each other doing something outside. We look forward to CYP every week adn our favorite thing to do is trap shot. We support each other and enjoy the time. The memories will last a lifetime.
What CYO Meant to Me
CYO has meant a lot to me in the fact that it has made my relationship with my daughter stronger by keeping the lines of communication open. It lets her know that I am interested in what she chooses in life. I am thankful for this program because as the world is changing and partents work more, trying to keep up with everything in a child’s life becomes a challenge. CYO helped remind me of my priorities. It’s amazing how fast kids grow up and we sometimes miss that they are silently screaming for our attention, love, and guidance. By showing an interest in our children as they discover the world and make a new life for themselves, it boosts their self-esteem. Spending time with them also teaches good values such as respect, responsibility, care, and compassion, not only for themselves but for others as well. Through this program and all of its great activities, parents and children come together in a time that is spent hand in hand. CYO teaches kids about the wonderful outdoors.
Mark Johnson, principal at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland writes, “Colorado Youth Outdoors is a great addition to our extracurricular programs at TVHS. CYO does an outstanding job of providing students new skills, knowledge and a positive attitude that will benefit them their whole life.”
“I wish I could personally thank all those who so generously help to fund CYO. As a single and disabled parent, there is not way we could ever afford to do these activities on our own. My son and I are forever changed because of the time we have spent together and the common ground that we now share in the outdoors.”