Terrie M. Blackwell is a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado and a class of 1997 graduate from Sierra High School. Terrie is a First Generation College Graduate. She successfully completed college at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a Minor in Ethnic Studies in 2000, and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2005.
Terrie has 20 plus years of experience working with infant, adolescence, youth and young adult’s ages 0-to-25. She is currently the 21st Century Grant Director of Teen Programs for the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. Her program serves students who attend an Alternative School (9th-12th) and live in a rural community.
In 2013 Terrie received her instructor certification for “Becoming a Logic Parent” from the Love and Logic Institute. In 2017 she became a Sources Of Strength (S.O.S) facilitator for her school. Terrie has also attained the following certifications Youth Mental Health First from the National Council for Behavioral Health, Not On Tobacco (N.O.T) facilitator from the American Lung Association; Positive Youth Development (PYD) facilitator from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for the Communities That Care (CTC) in the Fountain Valley area.
Terrie also sits on local boards and committees throughout the community. Terrie is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
21St Century Program Director YMCA Teen Center at Welte Education Center
Fort Carson School District #8 Fountain Valley YMCA
Re-engaging At-Risk Teens in a Rural Community and Alternative Education School by Addressing Shared Protective and Risks Factors