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Readers Say Thanks

Many thanks to the Post Independent for running the supportive story on June 12 about our efforts to get valley high school students involved in complex construction projects.

Called Houses for Higher Education, we will be launching our first construction projects in the 2011-12 school year.

We will be coordinating small (green) remodels, or the construction of “tiny” houses, with high school students and volunteer mentors from the building trades. Students who participate will be eligible for high school credit.

Our mission is to challenge students with real world construction projects that make classroom instruction much more relevant.

For those interested in participating in these programs, which by the way, will also include making estimates, drawing and reading plans, arranging financing, working with building departments and many other tasks associated with construction, please go to our website, click on the “JOIN” tab, and fill out the brief contact form:, or send an email to:

We are looking for students, mentors as well as customers, people who are interested in having our students participate in a remodel job on your home or business.

Thank you to the Post Independent and thank you to all the many people who have helped launch this powerful program.

Aaron Garland


Thank you, Ken Robinson and Roaring Fork Liquors, for the generous donation of wine for the recent Paradise Day Spa event to raise money for LIFT-UP. Everyone enjoyed the event, and the donations helped to raise money and food for LIFT-UP.

Deborah Korbel

Paradise Day Spa

Glenwood Springs

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