Josh Atherton, Executive Director for the St. Vrain Valley School District Education is a fifth generation Longmont citizen.  The mission of the Foundation is to provide resources and educational opportunities, in partnership with St. Vrain Valley Schools and our local communities, to enhance student success and teacher excellence.  The foundation is independent from the school district and has its own Board of Directors. Founded in 1985, the foundation has grown over the years, awarding Teacher Innovation Grants, student scholarships, along with hosting a teacher appreciation night, “Tribute to Teachers”. The foundation also hosts the annual Sunrise Stampede to support students with special needs
Josh also spoke about "529 Jump", a community program that is designed to bring awareness to saving for post-secondary education by utilizing a tax-deducting 529 savings account. To learn more about the many programs and upcoming events, check out their website
Michelle Phelan updated the club about Crayons to Calculators, a multi-district school supply distribution that ensures 11,000 students in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts start the school year with the supplies they need for a successful and strong academic year. You can contact Michelle Phelan at