For over 40 years Helen Banner has been working for nonprofits in Pueblo to help young people make wise decisions for a successful future. She has seen the devastating results of poor choices and the heartaches and poverty it brings. As Executive Director of A Caring Pregnancy Center, she helped create Pueblo Youth Project 20 years ago by collaborating with three other youth serving organizations, to provide positive after-school programs to build the 40 Developmental Assets (Character Education) into the lives of Pueblo youth. Most recently Helen has partnered with Friends First in Denver to provide mentoring programs (Project AIM and STARS Mentoring) in our Pueblo schools. As a Community Partner, both of these programs are being implemented in Pueblo City Schools. Helen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University. She is married and has three grown children and nine grandchildren. She is a member of Pueblo Christian Center and volunteers for Voice of the Martyrs as a leader for their International Trauma Recovery Program in third world nations.