Take our free online Financial Fitness Classes!

Photo credit Anabel Clark, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Do you want to learn the basics of managing your personal finances? Come to Financial Fitness, a FREE, two-part, online financial education course taking place in June for Lake County residents. 

The course will include:

  • How to build a budget
  • Understand credit and what may impact your credit score
  • What to do to avoid predatory lending
  • How to create a savings plan
  • How to reach financial goals. 

The course is scheduled for 5-7 pm on Zoom on the following dates:

  • Part 1, English: Tuesday, 6/15
  • Part 1, Spanish: Thursday, 6/17
  • Part 2, English: Tuesday, 6/22
  • Part 2, Spanish: Thursday, 6/24

Participants should plan to attend both sessions of the course, in either English or Spanish

Sign up here before June 2nd to register!

Questions? Email Augustina Remedios (augustina@lcbag.org).

The Lake County Youth Coalition is continuing to increase awareness around substance abuse and mental health. Their mission is to advance the health and well-being of young people of today and of future generations through the power of youth voice and perspective. As part of this mission, they are creating a video to explain what addiction does to the adolescent brain. Many young people don’t understand the chemical aspect of addiction, so increasing awareness of this decreases the stigma surrounding substance abuse.

The Youth Coalition is also promoting connections between young people and their family, friends, and other trusted adults, like teachers and community leaders. Promoting positive social connections is especially important after the COVID-19 pandemic because they help boost mental health. Josiah Horning, a member of the Youth Coalition, writes below what he wants people to know about mental health.

“Mental health and physical health are both just health. You tell people when you feel sick, so why not tell them when you feel depressed or anxious? Everyone has feelings, and everyone has mental health. When people connect with each other, they feel better and unwind their mind. Sports actually release endorphins, and make you feel better and less stressed. Reach out to people in your community! It is really hard to tell who might be struggling with their mental health, so you should talk to many people around you.”

The main street Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville, Colorado. Copyright 2019 Anabel Clark. Courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

WE’RE HIRING! Lake County Build a Generation is seeking community connectors to assist with the outreach and education phase of the Lake County Vaccine Equity Project in May through December 2021. We are seeking applicants who have strong connections or lived experience with those who may otherwise be underrepresented in traditional vaccine education and outreach (specifically youth (16-18), senior, and Latinx or monolingual Spanish speaking community members). We will be hiring for up to 10 positions and will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Apply today here!