Category Archives: informational

“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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Please share this opportunity with your networks and youth who may be interested: Xinachtli Youth Group is looking to recruit more youth!!!

We are currently seeking young ladies from 6th-10th grade for our Xinatchtli Youth Leadership program. The program is free of charge for participants and will be held August 16th through September 3rd every Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-8:00 PM at 494 Sheridan Blvd., A-100 Denver CO 80226. Dinner will also be provided at each session. Xinachtli

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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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Understanding the Muslim Community in Colorado

Tuesday, August 16  5:30-7:30 PM Denver Public Library (Central Branch) 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy Denver, CO 80204 This event aims to create an opportunity for a broader dialogue and greater mutual understanding between Muslims and non-Muslim people in Denver by exposing attendees to a variety of voices from within the community itself, discussing topics such as the

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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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Let’s talk about Fatherhood on Father’s Day Weekend… I know, it totally makes sense, so join us!

We are really excited to have partnered with Juneteenth – and partners on attached flyers – for this exciting movie screening and crucial conversation about Fatherhood on Father’s Day Weekend.  So, for those who come; in addition to entertainment, vendors and beautiful people; there will also be a conversation which is so important to the

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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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Mini Youth Summit and Booth Decorating Contest, where you could win money, check it out!!!

On June 8, 2016 prior to the Celebration of Educational Excellence  we will have the Mini-Youth Summit  from3:00-4:30 during the Resource Fair. We will also have a booth decorating contest. Expectation of participanting booths: Booth must display name of the board /council Booth must have at least 1 person (youth/young adult) manning it One unique

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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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