AboutAbout Vail Valley Unbound
What We Stand For
We are a learner-driven community that aims to inspire, facilitate, and guide our young learners to find their calling and maintain a lifelong love of learning.
We are passionate game-makers focused on preparing an environment for learners to drive their education.
A Message From Our
Co-Founder and Lead Guide
Hi, My name is Heather McMahon, co-founder and lead guide at Vail Valley Unbound
Ten years ago, I felt a strong calling to develop a learning environment where children were revered as strong, rich and capable individuals. The school would foster a love for learning, questions would be encouraged, feelings would be expressed, exploration and enrichment would become the essence of our days.
In June of 2013 The Youth Enrichment School (YES) opened its doors and has since housed dozens of children and families in Eagle County. As I reflect back on the School’s impact among our community’s youngest learners I feel inspired yet again, this time to evolve and scale up the YES model so that we may guide more children deeper into their educational journey.
Today, as my YES students (including my own son) begin their next chapter of education, I envision a new-yet- similar environment where passionate educators and curious learners grow and work together.
Unbound will be a place that keeps learning full of excitement, and where laughter will be found around every corner. Our environment will be bustling with curious world changers who embody a growth mindset. Now is the time, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve even more children and families while helping to open the doors of Vail Valley Unbound.