Carbon County Connect Coordinator Contact Information 

connect@rlacf.org

(406) 446-2820

All businesses and services listed are independently owned and operated. The Red Lodge Area Community Foundation does not endorse or guarantee any services provided and cannot be held liable for any claims/damages that may arise from services rendered or from agreements between the client and professional.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR

CARBON COUNTY ARTS GUILD

WHO

  • All youth in the community.

WHAT

  • Focus on a variety of educational and exhibition opportunities for all ages and for all artists by providing venues for art shows, with an emphasis on art appreciation and youth art education.
    Specifics:
    Youth Art Camps – only during summer months 
    Art Education Outreach – during the school year and reaching rural schools 
    Annual Student Art Show – During April & May
    Missoula Children’s Theatre – annual opportunity for students to audition and perform. 

WHERE

  • 11 8th St W 
    Red Lodge MT, 59068
    406-446-1370

  • Website

FUTURE OF MONTANA VOLUNTEER CORPS

WHO

  • High school students

WHAT

  • The Corps creates opportunities for high school students to volunteer with local non-profits. The Corps matches the needs of the volunteer with non-profit groups which require assistance and tracks the volunteer service for school credit, improved job opportunities and, letters of recommendation. 

WHERE

  • 122 Hauser Avenue S., Red Lodge, MT 59068

  • (406)-446-2820

  • Website

CARBON COUNTY 4-H

WHO

  • ​Anyone

WHAT

  • 4-H offers more than 100 different projects and learning experiences that will engage you actively while you’re having fun.

  • 4-H projects rely on trained adult volunteers who work with you as a partner and resource for your own learning. From learning how to cook or sew, to raising an animal or camping, and everything in between, 4-H offers youth a wide range of choices and opportunities.

WHERE

  • MSU Carbon County Extension Office, 128 Main St., Joliet, MT 59041

  • (406)-962-3522

  • Website

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF CARBON COUNTY

WHO

  • ​All youths 6-18 years of age.

COST

  • $50 annual fee

    • Scholarships are available​

WHAT

  • Provide a safe, fun environment for children after school with enrichment programs: health and life skills, education and career, character and leadership, the arts, and sports and fitness. 

  • The Club offers youth access to computer lab, study room and special teen programs.  Currently special programs include Robotics, Rock Climbing, Cooking in the Kitchen, homework help, Zumba, Art Attack Monday's and tennis. Teen Nights, for kids ages 13 - 18, happen twice a month.

  • The Club organizes summer camps and partners with other organizations to increase diversity of programs.

WHERE

  • 24 West 9th, Red Lodge, MT 59068

  • (406)-446-2582

  • Website

  • Additional site located in Roberts at the Fire Station

    • 3 South 1st Street, Roberts, MT 59070​

WHO

  • Grades K-12

COST

  • Varies by season and league

WHAT

  • Spring League 

  • Fall Recreation League 

  • Summer Camps

WHERE

RED LODGE YOUTH SOCCER

WHO

  • Grades K-4

COST

  • Varies by season

WHAT

  • Fall league 

WHERE

  • 7 Laptop Loop, Roberts, MT 59070

  • Email

ROBERTS YOUTH SOCCER

ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

WHO

  • High school students ages 16-18 years old

WHAT

  • This program strengthens our incoming workforce through summer paid internships. An internship provides the opportunity for youth to observe and gain hands-on experience in how business and industry work. The format for the internships is 10 weeks and the interns works for 20 hours a week, receiving a $2,000 stipend. Interns are paired up with a mentor that works in a career pathway that they have an interest in.

WHEN

  • Summer (June-August)

WHERE

  • 122 Hauser Avenue S
    Red Lodge, MT 59068
    406-446-2820

  • Website

POWER UP SPEAK OUT!

WHO

  • Educators and students.

WHAT

  • Provides educators with a curriculum that is well designed, easy to implement and aligns with state curriculum content standards and mandates, and gives young people the tools and critical thinking skills they need to learn how to have healthy relationships and prevent bullying, harassment and violence. 

WHERE

  • 1119 South Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

  • (406)-446-2820

  • Website

BEARTOOTH BILLINGS CLINIC CHILDREN'S CENTER

WHO

  • All families.

WHAT

  • Open to all families in the Red Lodge area with children ages 2 through 3rd grade, offering childcare, early childhood education, and after-school programs.  

WHERE

  • 114 N Villard Ave N., Red Lodge, MT 59068

  • 406-446-1919

  • Website

WHEN

  • Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm

MOUNTAIN BLUEBELLS PRESCHOOL

WHO

  • All families

WHAT

  • State licensed, Waldorf inspired Preschool & Nursery Care for children ages 3 months up to 7 years old

WHEN

  • School year & summer programs, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm, Full & Half day options available

WHERE

  • 501 North Cooper ave, Red Lodge

  • Miss Lista

  • 406-445-3084

  • Email

  • Website

SUPPORT

GIRLS IN MOTION FUND 

WHO

  • This fund will support girls pursuing their athletic passions.

WHAT

  • The Girls in Motion Fund is intended to support girls under 18 years old, in pursuing their athletic passions, regardless of financial background or ability level. 

WHERE

  • 122 Hauser Avenue S
    Red Lodge, MT 59068
    406-446-2820

  • Website

EARLY CHILDHOOD FUND 

WHO

  • Working families with children ages 0-8.

WHAT

  • The Early Childhood Development Fund supports early learning and quality care for children in the Red Lodge area, ensuring that our kids are academically, socially, and psychologically ready to enter Kindergarten. 

WHERE

  • 122 Hauser Avenue S
    Red Lodge, MT 59068
    406-446-2820

  • Website

COMPUTERS FOR CARBON COUNTY KIDS 

WHO

  • Any student, K-12, that does not have a computer in their household. 

WHAT

  • The Bank of Bridger and the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation are working together to assist kids who don’t have sufficient computer access in their homes. The Bank of Bridger has graciously donated recycled computers (in good working order) to the Foundation, with the idea of “rehoming” these computers to kids and their families who could benefit by having a computer in their homes.

WHERE

  • 122 Hauser Avenue S
    Red Lodge, MT 59068
    406-446-2820

  • Contact: danielle@rlacf.org for an application.

HRDC

WHO

  • Varies with program. Must be economically disadvantaged according to federal/state guidelines. 

 

WHAT

  • Alternative education

  • LIEAP

  • Weatherization

  • WoRC (Work Readiness Component)

  • Assets for Independence

  • Harmony House Transitional Living Program 

  • Family Economic Security Savings Program

  • Scholarship Program

WHERE

YOUTH ENRICHMENT FUND

WHO

  • Families with children wanting to participate in activities

WHAT

  • The Youth Enrichment Fund provides money to families to help their children take part in activities throughout the year such as dance classes, swimming or sports. Money is granted to a family to pay part of an expense related to the enrichment and development of a child. 

WHERE

  • 122 Hauser Avenue S., Red Lodge, MT 59068

  • (406)-446-2820

  • Website

BEST BEGINNINGS CHILD CARE SCHOLARSHIP

WHO

  • Recipients of the scholarship are working low-income families, working care takers, TANF recipients, disabled parents, foster or guardianship families, and parents in high school, college or pursuing a GED may apply for the Best Beginnings Scholarship. 

COST

  • Co-payments based on sliding scale.

WHAT

  • Program to assist eligible low-income parents who are attending school and/or working to afford quality child care for young children. 

WHERE

  • 111 N. Jackson Arcade Building, 5th Floor, Helena, MT 59620

  • Website

YOUTH PROGRAMS