Lexi’s Inspiring Journey

How Did You First Get Involved with RUP?

Word of mouth brought Lexi to Round Up’s Colorado Springs Adult Day Program, which was
important to us as a family. Lexi was enrolled in a different day program and had made fast
friends with Drew, another participant. After being invited to his birthday party, our families
bonded and began sharing information about our journeys. Drew’s mother mentioned hearing
good things about Round Up to me. Hearing positive things directly from another mom piqued
my interest, so we agreed to go on a joint tour of Round Up to learn more about their programs.

Upon visiting Round Up, it was clear this was a place where Lexi could thrive. I felt it was going
to be a really good fit for her – her friend had different needs from Lexi, so I went into it thinking
about what was best for Lexi. I was really impressed with the variety of rooms, activities, and the
specialized support offered in *SpecHab. Lexi now attends three days in SpecHab and two days
in **SCC, which caters to her limited stamina and need for rest between days.

What Was Your First Impression of RUP?

From the moment we visited, I knew Round Up was the right place for Lexi. The program’s
structure, including different rooms and activities, was tailored to meet individual needs. Lexi’s
participation in both SpecHab and SCC allows her to balance her energy levels and engage in
activities that suit her energy level.

What Progress Has Lexi Made Since Starting with RUP?

Lexi thrives on routine, and Round Up has provided her with a consistent and supportive
environment. Whether she’s in the community or participating in SpecHab activities, Lexi has
flourished with the structured routine Round Up offers.

What Activities at RUP Make You Feel a Sense of Community?

Round Up’s diverse program offerings have been a great fit for Lexi. I particularly value the adult
day calendar, which includes activities like Partners in Housing and volunteer opportunities at
God’s Pantry. These activities help Lexi develop her skills and feel a sense of accomplishment.
The feedback from Round Up staff has been invaluable in understanding what works best for
Lexi.

What Positive Experiences Has RUP Added to Lexi’s Life?

Although Lexi is nonverbal, her enthusiasm for the program is evident. Her eyes light up every
morning, eager to see her friends and participate in the day’s activities. Her receptive language
skills show she truly enjoys her time at Round Up.

What Are Your Goals for Lexi in the Next Few Years?

I see Round Up as an integral part of Lexi’s future. My primary goal for Lexi is to enhance her
communication skills, whether through more receptive language or sign language. The
supportive environment at Round Up, with its focus on personalized attention and
communication, plays a crucial role in achieving these goals.

I am deeply grateful to the Round Up Fellowship program for becoming such an essential part of
Lexi’s life. From the tailored programs that meet her unique needs to the joy she finds in
building friendships, Round Up has provided invaluable support for her development. The
positive impact on Lexi’s life is immeasurable, and I am thankful for the continued dedication of
the staff and the wonderful community they have created.

Colorado Gives Day – December 5th, 2017

Colorado Gives Day is on December 5th this year and Roundup has set a goal to raise  $10,000 in order to replace the flooring in our school and to create the ultimate  learning environment for our students! With the FirstBank Million Dollar Incentive ...

Volunteers Making a Difference!

It was a chilly and windy  Saturday morning when trucks full of Cragmor  Christian Church volunteers showed up at the Roundup School ready to begin our fall clean-up project. The volunteers, led by Outreach Coordinator Mike Broekhuis, cut down trees, trimmed bushes,...

Student bids farewell!

We received this touching letter from one of our students at the end of the summer school session, little does she know we will miss her just as much as she will miss us!

Recognizing Stephan Fury for his volunteer work.

Stephan Fury is a young man who participates in our Community Connections program in Colorado Springs.  He was recently awarded a certificate for completing 100 hours of volunteer work.  You can see by the smile on his face how excited and proud he is of his...

Volunteering To Beautify Colorado Springs:

A group of staff and participants from the Community Connections program in Colorado Springs have recently taken on the task of planting and taking care of a corner of Colorado Springs.  "We have “adopted” a city plot and have been put in charge of planting and...

Time for Christmas Cheer

Time for Christmas Cheer

Today, I have the pleasure of spending the day with our Community Participation Program for their annual Christmas Party.  Everyone will be headed over to the American Legion Hall on North Pecos Street to enjoy an Italian Lunch, games, music, singing, dancing,...

Community Connections in Colorado Springs

Community Connections in Colorado Springs

At the end of 2014, Roundup added service provision for adults in Colorado Springs.  The program is called Community Connections and we are serving a small group of adults in accessing community activities.  Under the leadership of Skye Rust, Community Connections is...

We have curb appeal at Evans House!

We are so grateful. 11 fabulous volunteers for 7 hours from Essex Financial, Mountain West Management and Baron Properties = 50 bags of mulch, 1 gigantic ugly bush gone,  countless shrubs and flowers planted = one fabulous looking yard-front, back and sides! Thank you...

Colorado Gives Day – December 5th, 2017

Colorado Gives Day is on December 5th this year and Roundup has set a goal to raise  $10,000 in order to replace the flooring in our school and to create the ultimate  learning environment for our students! With the FirstBank Million Dollar Incentive ...

Volunteers Making a Difference!

It was a chilly and windy  Saturday morning when trucks full of Cragmor  Christian Church volunteers showed up at the Roundup School ready to begin our fall clean-up project. The volunteers, led by Outreach Coordinator Mike Broekhuis, cut down trees, trimmed bushes,...

Student bids farewell!

We received this touching letter from one of our students at the end of the summer school session, little does she know we will miss her just as much as she will miss us!

Recognizing Stephan Fury for his volunteer work.

Stephan Fury is a young man who participates in our Community Connections program in Colorado Springs.  He was recently awarded a certificate for completing 100 hours of volunteer work.  You can see by the smile on his face how excited and proud he is of his...

Volunteering To Beautify Colorado Springs:

A group of staff and participants from the Community Connections program in Colorado Springs have recently taken on the task of planting and taking care of a corner of Colorado Springs.  "We have “adopted” a city plot and have been put in charge of planting and...

Time for Christmas Cheer

Time for Christmas Cheer

Today, I have the pleasure of spending the day with our Community Participation Program for their annual Christmas Party.  Everyone will be headed over to the American Legion Hall on North Pecos Street to enjoy an Italian Lunch, games, music, singing, dancing,...

Community Connections in Colorado Springs

Community Connections in Colorado Springs

At the end of 2014, Roundup added service provision for adults in Colorado Springs.  The program is called Community Connections and we are serving a small group of adults in accessing community activities.  Under the leadership of Skye Rust, Community Connections is...

We have curb appeal at Evans House!

We are so grateful. 11 fabulous volunteers for 7 hours from Essex Financial, Mountain West Management and Baron Properties = 50 bags of mulch, 1 gigantic ugly bush gone,  countless shrubs and flowers planted = one fabulous looking yard-front, back and sides! Thank you...