Category Archives: resources

Protect Planet Earth on Global Youth Service Day

Is protecting the environment important to you? Five of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are related to environmental issues: SDG #7- Renewable Energy, #12- Responsible Consumption, #13- Climate Change, #14- Life Below Water, and #15- Life on Land. Needless to say, planet Earth needs our love and attention ASAP! Make it your GYSD project

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Learn the History and How you can Help!

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The presidential proclamation called upon Americans to provide the “encouragement and opportunities” necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential. It is certainly a positive step that we have a month dedicated to bringing awareness to people living with developmental disabilities. However, disabled

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A healthier Colorado for Youth

What is Imagine Colorado? Imagine Colorado is a first-of-its kind statewide open innovation “ideas” challenge, presented by the Colorado Innovation Network and LiveWell Colorado, asking the question “How would you connect Colorado’s youth to a healthier lifestyle?” Imagine Colorado is an ideation challenge where we will reward the top ideas regardless of the submitter’s ability

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Youth In The Civil Rights Movement, Learn About How Youth Contributed!

As we celebrate Black History Month, did you know that youth played an instrumental role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s? Read this blog about 10 times youth helped lead the the way to civil rights for all: We’d add Barbara Rose Johns to this list. She led a student

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White Privilege Glasses: New Video Asks ‘Can You See White Privilege?’

The project, called “White Privilege Glasses,” comes from a Chicago-based seminary. Ever wish you could help White people recognize the privilege they enjoy and how it impacts people of color? A new video campaign from the Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) aims to do just that. Called “White Privilege Glasses,” the video depicts a White man seeing

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Youth voice fighting to protect their education and passion

Peter, one of the student’s feature, has been involved in our My Brother’s Keeper Initiative work, and reached out when DPS announced they were looking to close NCAS middle school.  He and his peers were present at the community meeting and did an amazing job. They were also able to meet with DPS school board

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6 Ways to Start Fresh This Semester

  January 5, 2016 • By Her Campus, a global community for college women What’s our New Year’s resolution at Her Campus? Beyond acing organic chemistry, we want to help you make this semester way healthier than your last. Everyone knows college is stressful — and in between back-to-back finals, generous helpings of eggnog, and

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Two great opportunities for youth and young adults

Another wonderful youth voice opportunity!!! This time on both sides of the Great Divide! Youth / young adults are needed as panel members for the 2016 Communication Summit. The Communication Summit will be held Monday, February 8, 2016 from 8:15-4:30 at the The Curtis Ballroom at the Landmark in Greenwood Village and on Wednesday, February

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When it comes to sex and sexually transmitted infections, we want all teens to Know The Facts First. No fiction, just the facts.

OWH Director Dr. Nancy C. Lee announces a new campaign, Know The Facts First, aimed at providing teen girls with accurate information about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and STI prevention so that they can make informed decisions.