Riverside Education Center manager awarded

Vivian LyBarger
Vivian LyBarger

Vivian LyBarger, a site manager for the Riverside Education Center in Grand Junction, has been recognized for her efforts as an after-school educator.

The Colorado Afterschool Partnership selected LyBarger as one of three winners of its “Best of Colorado,” awards program. LyBarger was selected as the top after-school educator in Colorado in the making an impact category.

LyBarger works at Mount Garfield Middle School, where she leads a program with an enrollment of nearly 100 students. The Riverside Education Center provides programs at 15 Mesa County schools, offering individual and group tutoring, field drips and other enrichment activities.

Jennifer Ponce, site lead for the Riverside Education Center at Mount Garfield Middle School, said LyBarger has devoted her career and life to helping those in need. “Vivian priorities equity within her work by holding herself and her staff to high standards, and she encourages her staff to push themselves when it comes to creating student experiences.”

For more information about the Riverside Education Center and its programs, visit www.rec4kids.com.