Category Archives: healthy

Growing Colorado Kids Program

Growing Colorado Kids is accepting applications for its program through the end of December! Youth will learn construction, culinary, and farming skills by participating in small teams and working alongside our staff and volunteers. Growing Colorado Kids provides a free, safe and educational program for refugee youth ages 6-21. Don’t miss out! Get more information today.

Speak Up, Speak Out Youth Advisory Board

APPLICATION DUE: Fill out this short application by December 16, 2016. ​ Advisory board members will work with members of the arts, health and wellness, and advocacy fields to plan and create workshops and to develop a professional social justice advocacy performance event that address and raises awareness of systemic roadblocks to Healthy Eating and Active Living in

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Lead the Change Summit #LeadTheChangeCO Highlights: Saturday, October 22, 2016 Check-in time: 9:30 AM Event time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Arapahoe Community College – Littleton Campus 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive Littleton, Colorado 80120 This week’s updates: Our web page is now live! Visit our site for additional details, important documents and a link

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“I’m in love with a world that’s falling apart”: Meet the 16-year-old from Boulder trying to save the planet

From The Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/2016/08/24/environmental-activist-xiuhtezcatl-martinez-we-day/ BOULDER — Xiuhtezcatl Martinez shuffled into Logan’s Cafe one morning looking like a typical teenager. He wore a black T-shirt and blue sneakers with the laces untied. His nearly waist-length brown hair, which has never been cut for cultural reasons, was slightly tangled at the ends, causing his mom to run

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BLOG: Refugee Inclusivity

Colorado Youth Matter’s Raising the Bar conference is coming up! We couldn’t be more excited, and we hope you’ll be joining us to celebrate recent advancements in youth sexual health – like the fact that more schools than ever are teaching comprehensive sex ed, and that unintended teen birth rates and abortions are dropping. But despite these reasons

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Resources for Supporting and Promoting the Well-Being of LGBTQ Youth

Resources for Supporting and Promoting the Well-Being of LGBTQ Youth Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) are overrepresented in foster care. These youth may experience discrimination and other negative outcomes while in care. This June, let the theme for this year’s LGBTQ Pride Month, “Solidarity Through Pride,” help guide attention

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Help students in crisis, read all about it to find out how you can help!

Clothes To Kids provides a wardrobe of FREE school clothing to preschool-12th grade students in need or in crisis. A wardrobe includes 5 tops, 4 bottoms(pants/shorts/skirts), 1 coat, 1 pair of shoes and 5 pairs each of new underwear and socks. Students can be referred by schools/school districts, human service agencies, hospitals, clinics, shelters, youth programs and places of worship. We currently have

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American Graduate documentary, Powered By Story is a must watch!

We’re really excited to share our American Graduate documentary, Powered By Story,” with the world (well, with Colorado at first!) tomorrow at 7 p.m. and again at9 p.m. Tune into Colorado Public Television (channel 12.1 over the air and on DirecTV and Dish, channel 660 on Comcast) to see the culmination of our recent Opportunity

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Sexual Assault Can Happen in Relationships, Too

Content warning: Abuse (physical, sexual), rape, sexual assault April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, a nationally recognized effort to draw attention to the fact that one in five women and one in fifty-nine men will experience sexual assault in their lifetimes. We often equate romantic relationships with consent — leading to the common misconception that

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Making a Splash on World Water Day! Did you know that today is World Water Day, read more About ithere.

The United Nations has declared March 22 “World Water Day” in order to draw attention to the importance of water in communities, and to inspire people to learn about and advocate for the sustainable management of this valuable resource. Almost half of the world’s workers –1.5 billion people — work directly in water-related sectors, and nearly all jobs

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