Youth, Teens + Families

Meet our Youth Educator, Michelle Skagen

MichelleSkagen-webMichelle studied Sociology as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado in Boulder, then continued as a graduate student with the Roaring Fork Teacher Education Project, a secondary teaching licensure program through CU Boulder that used the Roaring Fork Valley as its laboratory for examining social justice in education. Upon graduation from the RFTEP, she taught middle school language arts at the Aspen Community School in Woody Creek for six years before starting her own family. In 2007, she resigned from teaching to focus on her newborn son. In 2008 she and her husband decided to return to the Front Range to be near family and so her husband could pursue his master’s. In 2012, Michelle became an educator for Girls Leadership, a non-profit organization that empowers girls to be assertive and authentic in relationships. In 2017, she became an instructor for World Leadership School, an organization that inspires unique leadership in youth after experiencing a cultural immersion in remote parts of the globe. She has led trips to India, Costa Rica, the Cochiti Pueblo, and El Paso through WLS. In February 2018 her husband landed his dream job in Snowmass Village, so in June 2018, they moved to Carbondale with their eleven-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter. After learning how powerful a spiritual practice can be during the ten years they spent in the Boulder area, Michelle is delighted to be the youth coordinator at the Aspen Chapel.

For more information on youth spiritual development please contact Youth Program Coordinator, Michelle Skagen:

Michelle is offering two summer programs: 1. El Paso Border Immersion Program for 14-18-year-olds; 2. Empowered Girls, a week-long summer camp for rising 4th and 5th grade girls. Please check out the program details below.