Steamboat Living: 20 Under 40-Megan McCord |

Steamboat Living: 20 Under 40-Megan McCord

Joel Reichenberger

As a mentor for Partners in Routt County herself, Megan McCord has seen what kind of impact a school-based program can have in a kid’s life. She takes joy in seeing that impact daily as Partners’ AmeriCorps school-based mentoring program manager.

McCord says working with kids is the best decision she’s made and has changed the course of her life for the better. And, five years later, she’s still loving the work and loves seeing the impact she makes in kids’ lives, as they move from elementary school through higher grades.

Her love of working in the nonprofit sector spills over into her free time as well, as she vice chairs the South Routt Recreation Association, where she helps develop summer programming. She’s also tackling ways to ease the transition in South Routt as it moves from five to four days per week of school.

McCord also sits on the board of Global Speech Language Communication Services, which pairs master students with people in places such as Uganda who need speech learning services.

If all that doesn’t fill her schedule, McCord can be found on local trails hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing and trail running with her dog and fiancé—and, of late, planning her upcoming wedding.

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