ANDE'S COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
Giving back to help support the youth of the community is one of Ande's personal values. Her passion to work with children and young adults in need comes from her experience as a mother who lost her son when he was a teenager. This unfortunate loss has inspired in Ande a desire to reach out to others who need support, as she knows how valuable that can be. Ande has been an integral part of the Boulder community for over seventeen years, and she has volunteered with and raised money for the following organizations, all while valuing of the opportunity to make a difference in young people's lives.
Ande is inspired and committed to this organization's mission to create a world where every young person has a safe place to live and the attention they need; as they provide life-changing resources for youth in crisis every day.
FIRE MOUNTAIN PROGRAMS
Life changing camps, leadership trainings and warrior challenges, all of these offerings help empower youth to have positive self-esteem, learn how to balance power with responsibility and encourage them to make healthy choices in their lives. Fire Mountain is an amazing place which is why Ande is committed to promoting their programs. Inspiring young adults who will be impacting our communities in the future is a very important part of her life.
BOULDER DAY NURSERY
The Boulder Day Nursery Association is a nonprofit organization that offers high quality child care and support services for low-income families, in an environment that respects diverse ethnical, cultural and social backgrounds. Ande has been active on their board of directors for over 5 years. Helping families with small children brings her so much joy and satisfaction.is a nonprofit organization that offers high quality child care and offers support services for low-income families, in an environment that respects diverse ethnical, cultural and social backgrounds.
SISTER CARMEN COMMUNITY CENTER
Sister Carmen is non-affiliated resource center that offers programs and support to help families achieve economic stability amongst a strong community. Raising awareness for this organization is important to Ande, because she values the "It takes a village" to raise a family model, and wants to support places that are making that possible in Colorado.