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Fireman for a Day
The Aspen Volunteer Fire Department put on a great show as several Buddy Pairs spent the day as firefighters!
Portraits of Hope
Buddy Pairs recently attend this super fun activity, painting huge, colorful panels (alongside Challenge Aspen and Pathfinders participants) that will be attached to the Snowmass Ladder truck #7
Buddy Program Awards $52,500 in Scholarships!
The Buddy Program is proud to announce that the Scholarship Committee recently awarded $52,500 in Scholarships to area high school seniors. There were 17 recipients from Aspen, Basalt and Roaring Fork High Schools with 9 students being the first of their families to attend college.
“The Buddy Program is honored to help provide the opportunity for these students to continue their education,” said Lindsay Lofaro, Program Director for the Buddy Program. “We also wish to thank the members of the Scholarship Committee: Chris Bryan, Alex Kendrick, Richard Jelinek.”
Buddy Program ASPEN Magazine Essay Contest
Peer-to-Peer Year End Celebration!
Dozens of Peer-to-Peer Buddy Pairs came together for the annual year-end celebration party! These pairs, a high school student and a middle school student, have been meeting weekly throughout the year. We wish our graduates well, and look forward to having the rest back again next year! View all of the photos!
Favorite thing to do: I love helping my mom make cakes
When I grow up: I want to be a pastry chef
If I had two wishes: I would wish to be a mermaid and to call Santa Claus!
What a year! On May 1, four of the five Peer-to-Peer programs in the valley had their end of the year parties. Each fall, high school students at Aspen, Basalt, and Roaring Fork High Schools apply to become Big Buddies in the program. They submit applications, give references, and are interviewed. After being admitted, they…Read More »
During my weekly stop at the gas station last week I felt myself frozen in stupor as I tried to pump gas and WATCH TV (projected from the gas pump) at the same time! When did someone install TV’s at the gas pump? More importantly, how am I supposed to pump gas and watch TV…Read More »