In 2010, El Pomar started the Regional Strategic Support project, a team of El Pomar Fellows dedicated to helping El Pomar’s Regional Councils maximize the strategic effectiveness of their grant dollars by tracking, analyzing, and spreading cross-regional knowledge, best practices, and ideas. Periodically, the blog will feature stories that focus on RSST research projects–this one thanks to the research of El Pomar Fellow Mariah Golden.
If you head west on I-70, somewhere between Rifle and Grand Junction, you pass a small rural Colorado town called Parachute. With a population of just over 1,000 people and a median household income of about $31,000, a teenager in this small town might just try to create his or her own own fun.
Imagine a fifteen-year old boy from Parachute, we’ll call him Ethan, doing just that.