Keeping up on local and national t and organizations that empower our youth.  Time for action, collaboration, support and inspiration.

 

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September 21st, 2016

 Thank you Awesome Boulder for funding our fall project. Let's do this!!!

Thank you Awesome Boulder for funding our fall project. Let's do this!!!

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SEPTEMBER 7th, 2016

Can't wait to get started working with students at Justice High next month!

June 17th, 2016

Troupe got it's first grant! Thank you for believing in our mission RSF! 

 

June 3rd, 2016
 

Music, Mural and Arts Project based out of San Francisco, whose mission is "to educate, empower and inspire youth through the arts.", is another exciting program.

In this awesome program, youth are involved in some similar projects as Troupe Therapy. The participants get to paint murals, Dj and write their own songs. Check out their website to learn more!

 

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This article speaks to the very heart of our mission.  It talks about the emotional healing that the expressive arts can provide to youth and how self expression and the creative process can strengthen the teens identity, self worth, and community. Building trust and support with adults and the community empowers them as they can express their negative impulses and behaviors in a nurturing setting instead of acting on them.  The empowerment that creation and working in groups will bring will be an experience teens can utilize in the future.

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January 3rd, 2016

Save the Kids, a grassroots organization whose slogan is "a national movement to keep kids out of incarceration and away from violence.", cites that the U.S. incarcerates more of its youth than any other country in the world. 250,000 youth under the age of 18 are tried, sentenced, and incarcerated every year.  Check out their website for more information and updates on what they are doing:

Durango Save the Kids starts on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 5pm to 6:30pm in Reed Library 016 with the Sociology Club at Fort Lewis College prisoner letter writing. Everyone is invited to join the letter writing. For more information contact: Anthony Nocella ajnocella@fortlewis.edu

 

November 20, 2015

Check out this Denver Coffee shop that hires homeless youth! Purple Door Coffee.

October 15, 2015

The President has proclaimed October as National Youth Justice Awareness month.  What can we do to support change?

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

"All our Nation's children deserve the chance to fulfill their greatest potential, and nothing should limit the scope of their futures. But all too often, our juvenile and criminal justice systems weigh our young people down so heavily that they cannot reach their piece of the American dream. When that happens, America is deprived of immeasurable possibility. This month, we rededicate ourselves to preventing youth from entering the juvenile and criminal justice systems and recommit to building a country where all our daughters and sons can grow, flourish, and take our Nation to new and greater heights."