THANK YOU TO
for sponsoring the Youth in Action category. Colorado’s leading credit union, Ent Credit Union is committed to improving members’ financial quality of life and supporting community.
Through partnerships with educational entities and other organizations, establish and maintain vocational education courses and programs focused on skills training for the various trades within the construction industry, to promote the benefits of career opportunities in the construction industry to students, parents, influencers, and educators, and develop effective job placement platforms to connect students to industry.
Artistic expression and self-expression through music are part of our shared humanity. Our 45th Season having weathered a bleak pandemic ridden 44th will joyfully influence the way we sing, work, and live together to build a better world. Choral music challenges and inspires us to reflect on and respond to current historical moments; understanding,, hope, justice, equality, connection, love, and peace.
Since 2017, Hillside Connection has served 500+ youth boys (grades 1st – 9th) and youth girls (grades 1st – 6th). We believe in a five-tiered approach towards youth development, consisting of five pillars to success: sports development, enrichment activities, community engagement, competitive leagues, and academic & family support services.
IOYS builds access, equity and power with LGBTQ+ young people (ages 13-24) through leadership, advocacy, community-building, education, and parent and peer support. Our brave space, online and in-person, provides connection with trusted adult allies and LGBTQ+ elders. We conduct trainings and advise schools to make the entire Pikes Peak region safer for all youth.
YDA trains youth from under-represented backgrounds how to make professional-quality documentary films. Through intensive mentorship, students learn to locate and amplify their voices, their stories, and their ideas. Topics include suicide/mental health, race, gender, and immigration, among others. When complete, YDA teaches our youth how to use their films in the community to spark dialogue and inspire change.
Youth Transformation Center (YTC) transforms kids’ lives! Our students learn to take responsibility for their actions and behaviors, move away from risky behaviors, and build compelling big dreams that catapult them to a better future. They even learn how to become millionaires!