Category Archives: resources

Are you looking for the perfect college? do you need help applying? Check out CollegeinColorado.org

COLLEGE IN COLORADO HOSTS ANNUAL COLLEGE APPLICATION MONTH DURING OCTOBER   Students are encouraged to use CollegeInColorado.org for college application prep and for a chance to win giveaways DENVER- College In Colorado, a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, will again host College Application Month during the month of October. The goal of

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Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Releases 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America

Congressional analysis of the state of Black health in the U.S. offers comprehensive legislative and policy solutions to improve health outcomes in communities of color WASHINGTON – The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust has releasedThe 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America, an official Congressional analysis of the state of African American health in

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The Annual Colorado 9to25 Youth and Adult Summit: Announcing Lodging Reimbursement Scholarships!

The Annual Colorado 9to25 Youth and Adult Summit www.CO9to25.org   Saturday October 24, 2015 8:00am-4:00pm North High School, 2960 North Speer Boulevard, Denver CO For youth ages 13-19 and adults who work with youth     This Year’s Theme:  Rewriting Your Story Each of us has the power to go beyond our comfort zones to

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Win Money for Naming a Website Page!

College in Colorado and CDHS would like young people to propose possible names for a new resource page being developed at www.CollegeInColorado.org.  The website will help young people make informed choices for their life and will connect them to key resources and opportunities.  It will also be integrated with 2-1-1 to help young people find

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A Civil Right for America’s Youth: Being Ready for Life

For more than a decade, Karen Pittman, CEO and co-founder of the Forum for Youth Investment, has pursued the goal of getting children and youth ready for college, work and life. From defining the abilities young people need to meet life’s responsibilities to developing strategies to help communities provide cradle-to-career supports for success, the Forum

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A Blueprint for Change: Identifying Health Disparities in the Mountain States

PRESS RELEASE A Blueprint for Change: Identifying Health Disparities in the Mountain States A landmark report illustrates the barriers to health and social support systems that low-income and minority populations experience in the six Mountain States. The report includes a number of observations that are particular to 439,000 Native Americans who live in the region. 

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Heres a great article we found from Chalkbeat: It’s not high school civics, but parents (and teens) learn the ropes of public policy

ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Parents and other community members learn about public policy through a 20-week course called the Family Leadership Training Institute. The program, which is coordinated by the state health department, operates in 10 communities around the state. By empowering parents to be community leaders, program officials hope to improve child and family outcomes. Participants

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Shame-Free Pregnancy Prevention

During Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, we hear plenty of statistics about the cost of teen childbearing for taxpayers as well as young parents’ poor educational and economic outcomes. These statistics draw much-needed attention to the challenges faced by young parents, but they often serve to further stigmatize pregnant and parenting young people. In response to

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Pregnancy Education Is Fundamental to Prevention

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and Answer is focusing not only on educating young people about how to use and access contraceptive methods, but also about how their bodies work and how pregnancy happens. The young people who ask us questions about pregnancy on our teen website, Sexetc.org, or on our Sex, Etc. Tumblr page often do

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