Our first fundraiser was a huge success!

Thanks to the following individuals who donated their time, skills, and finances to make it a successful event!

Organizing Committee:
Karin Jonas , Brita Gaeddert, Roxanne Thompson, Staci Hanson, Kathleen Brand, Liz Callaway, Leslie Navarro, Tricia Morris, Linda Trantow

L Aiken-Jillson C Lobato
J Applebury C Loehr
P Bassett T & B Meise
P Bratach J Melberg
E Callaway T Morris
M Callaway G. Meyers
K Cooper L Navarro
B Daly B Orwig
E Dannelly J Pooley
S Degann M Rehdr
S Driscoll T Roberts
D Duemling B Schilling
F Duemling J Sprenglemeyer
P Fromhertz S Starrett
B Gaeddert M & L Trantow
B Graves T Waters
L Helker D Watts
S & L Helker J Weipert
M Hill B Westerguard
J Huddleson L Werth
DJ Irvin
A Jones


Thanks to the many people, businesses, and organizations who made it possible.

Alpine Blue Home
Black Forest Soaring Society
Cherry Creek Wellness Center
Colorado Avalanche
COSMO Dog Biscuit Bakery
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Cuts by Katie, Tonto Salon
Darden Restaurant Group
Denver Film Society
Designs On You
Doubletree, Stapleton North
Eileen’s Colossal Cookies, Highlands Ranch
Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
Hacienda Colorado
Han Lee Taekwando Academy
Holiday Inn Denver-Lakewood
Home Depot
Indulge Wine Bar, Highlands Ranch
Kantori Choir
KBCO Radio
Karen Peterson Gift Cards
Las Brisas
Leslie Navarro, Nerium Brand Partner
Littleton Town Hall Arts Center
Lola’s Sugar Rush
Rare Finds Home Furnishings
Russel Videtzsky, Hair Architect
Reiki with Laurie Sindt
Schwarma Mediterranean Grill
Set the Chi Free Acupuncture
Smashburger, Englewood
The Egg & I, Castle Rock
The Melting Pot, Littleton
The Pint Room
The Tattered Cover
Total Liquors
Voodoo Donuts
Wooley’s Classic Suites

Volunteers: Lisa Aiken-Jillson, Emmy Baer, Meghan Boe, Liz & Shaun Callaway, Janine Costillo, Hailey & Kayla Cox, Omar Dixon, Sarah Emmanuel, Jim Hanson, Cecil Loboto, Olivia Knowles, Joan Markey, Jackie Melberg, Steve Nason, Edie Peay, Leslie Navarro, Carolyn Sagura, Keith Singer, Derek Snow, Melissa, Kelly, & Preston Strever,



Thank You Everyone for Making our Auction a Wild Success!!!

Join us for this fun and exciting event!


Click the “Donate” button below to access advance ticket price ($30 single, $50 couple), please note in “special instructions to seller” on PayPal page that donation is for “Silent Auction Tickets”, then present PayPal receipt at the door on the night of auction.

click here for auction details and forms 

click here to see items listed in the auction

The Mission of SOAR!


The mission of the Soar!Youth & Adult Choir (SOAR!) is to offer a unique opportunity for at-risk youth (especially those in the foster care and adoptive systems) to become involved in a safe community of mentoring adult performers, focusing on appreciation of the arts with an emphasis on developing skills necessary for success in life and culminating in the opportunity for public performance.

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SOARKIDS!One of our Eaglet’s drew this picture about SOAR! Look at those happy faces!

SOARKIDS1“Old MacDonald had a Farm…” rang out as we drove to summer fun at the Lavender & Teal Farm in Elizabeth. Here we met Hannah and gave her lots of loving! We had fun with goats, chickens, llama, pig, cats, & birds. The dogs didn’t get to play because of a skunk encounter the night before!SOARKIDS2SOARKIDS3Soaring with artistic expression at the Art Attack at Firehouse Art Center in Longmont. We had a great time learning about the artists and creating clay statues and being silly!

Please Meet Our Newest Board Member!

Stacie Hanson

Stacie Hanson is a social worker and a mom with over 10 years of experience in the child welfare and youth development fields. Most recently, she was a Research Associate with the Butler Institute for Families at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, managing tribal child welfare evaluation projects. Stacie has also worked for American Humane Association, focusing on safety and risk assessments, differential response, and youth permanency. She served as the project evaluator for the Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Safety and Risk Assessments, providing direct technical assistance and coaching to child welfare agencies to resolve problems related to data collection, evaluation and systems improvement. Topical areas of expertise include child welfare, poverty and asset accumulation, youth mentoring, and prevention. Stacie also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with Denver CASA and sings with the Denver-based choir Kantorei.

Exciting News!! Introducing The Eaglets!

We are very excited to expand our program to be able to reach younger children, particularly those who are in foster care, adopted, or in kinship care.

Having developed our program to meet the needs of older youth, the SOAR! Youth and Adult Choir is now able to expand our programming to meet the needs of the younger child. The developmental needs of the young child are markedly different, and our goal is to meet each child where he/she is. We will accomplish this through a group process, with music and movement being the primary mode of socialization and education.

The Eaglets will be team taught by Joyce Sprengelmeyer and Tina Peterson. Joyce is a retired public school music teacher for grades K- 8. Her favorite part of teaching was working with children’s choirs. Tina has also taught music in the public schools and performed in musicals and opera. Lessons will be based on the methods of Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze Eurthymics. We feel so fortunate to be able to offer such talented leadership to our young children.

Our Spring Season will begin on Tuesday, February 3 and runs through May 3.

Choir is on Tuesday nights from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. at Unity Church, 3021 S. University Blvd. in Denver. We will be serving dinner at 6:15. One of our founding principles is to serve nutritional healthy foods and educate youth about healthy food choices. The Eaglets Choir will meet in a room that is child friendly, and we invite you to spend the first evening with us and assist your child in becoming comfortable with this new experience. We will be meeting with the parents as a group to discuss programming, expectations, and answer any questions you may have. Currently this program is being offered free of charge and expenses are covered by tax-deductible donations.

Please contact Linda Trantow, 303-946-6733, to enroll your child (ren).

Soar! Youth and Adult Choir Perform at Lighting Ceremony on 11/28

Light the Lights 2014 final


The warm winter night and beautiful sunset led to an amazing evening for the SOAR! Youth and Adult Choir at the Lighting of the Lights where they performed three selections before a crowd of more that 15,000 people : “Happy”, “Fireworks” and “Let it Go”.

It was a magical evening that will be long remembered by our youth and adults. You may see pictures of the evening and the Channel 9 News Coverage by clicking the link below.

9news Light the Lights

“When we asked all of you to be a part of our entertainment at Light the Lights, we hoped it would be a magical evening with stellar performances. All of you were spectacular and gave our audience a great night to remember. It was the biggest crowd I have seen yet! Thank you for your time and your talent and enjoy the holidays! “


Belen De Leon


SOAR! at Lighting the Lights

SOAR! at Lighting the Lights