Cooking Matters
May
10
to Jun 14

Cooking Matters

  • Please remember that we are looking for 15-20 participants who have not previously taken the same Cooking Matters course. The minimum number of participants in the class is 10.
  • If the course is offered in a language other than English, Families Forward will provide reliable interpretation (not a participant) to translate during the class.
  • For safety reasons, children are not allowed in the Cooking Matters classroom in adults courses and children under the age of 6 are not allowed in the Cooking Matters classroom for families courses. Cooking Matters is also NOT able to provide childcare. Families Forward will provide childcare and/or let participants know if childcare is not available.
  • Families Forward will provide one consistent and dedicated staff member at each course to be actively involved in recruiting, checking in at each lesson, and to be available the duration of the class.

PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER:

Veronica Armas at 303-801-0178

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Hear the Song Foster Care Youth Recorded Using Denver Grant Money
May
14
to Jun 1

Hear the Song Foster Care Youth Recorded Using Denver Grant Money

The recording studio event for youth took place on April 28th, 2018 at SB Sound Lab. FFRC Green Valley Ranch office was awarded the 2018 DHS mini grant for Child Prevention Month in order for this event to occur. All proceeds from the ITunes sales will go to a youth engagement mini grant set up by FFRC.     

Will be available on YouTube, Spotify, ITunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Shazam, Souncloud, etc.

          For more information contact Youth Advisory Board Coordinator:                                                             Angelia Baker at 720-541-6531

 

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Kathy's Kamp
Jun
11
to Jul 27

Kathy's Kamp

  • Families Forward Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

2018 EARLY REGISTRATION OPEN: (NON- REFUNDABLE)

FFRC's summer camp program, named Kathy's Kamp after our founding director, is a high-quality summer program designed to provide affordable childcare for working families with school-age children, while simultaneously exposing participating children to a traditional summer camp program that they might not otherwise ever experience

Families Forward Resource Center is a licensed Child Care Provider. This will be FFRC's 23rd Annual Summer Camp. CCAP Accepted
DPS Breakfast and Lunch Included.

To register or for cost go to: https://app.themissionsuite.com/events/KathysKampRegistration2018 or call 303-307-0718.

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11th Annual Reach 4 Peace Picnic
Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

11th Annual Reach 4 Peace Picnic

  • Register to promote your business and or to give helpful information to the community
  • Participants must provide their own tables

           Contact Lakeshia Hodge at 720-353-3399 OR strugglelove@comcast.net                                                                 Or contact Troy Gimmes at 720-281-2553                                          Register by June 1, 2018

Vendor Booth Agreement: https://goo.gl/forms/mhfXFRYJEVeJAB1u2 Performer Registration:https://goo.gl/forms/ETUq1v3GY1JikLkG3 Outstanding Father Nomination:https://goo.gl/forms/OhKORkHBhdfU31E92

 

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Child Abuse Prevention Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2018

During the month of April, communities come together to highlight efforts to prevent child maltreatment and promote the safe, stable, & nurturing childhoods all kids deserve. Join the Z Place Partners in bringing awareness around child abuse and neglect. 

Ways to get involved: Plant a pinwheel garden, form a parent support group, use services that screen your childcare providers, take a parenting class, seek support, etc.….

Through effective programming, consistent messaging and a collective voice, together we can make a difference for our children across the state of Colorado to keep kids safe.

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April Diaper Drive
Apr
1
to Apr 30

April Diaper Drive

  • Families Forward Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Baby Diapers and wipes needed!

Please make a donation to the healthy, strong families program. 

Additional Items Needed: New breasts pumps, personal hygiene products, baby bottles , infant toys, baby clothes, etc. (Must be New)

Please deliver Donations To: Z-place partner suites at 4800 Telluride Street, Building 5, Suite 5-164 Denver CO. 

M-F: 9am- 4pm or by appointment by contacting Angelia Baker 720-541-6520   

 

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Families Forward Mini-Grant Essay Contest/Recording
Apr
1
to Apr 17

Families Forward Mini-Grant Essay Contest/Recording

  • Families Forward Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Families Forward mini-grant essay contest/recording                                                             

Project:                                                     

We are looking for youth that are currently in the foster care system/ or who have previously been in the foster care system /or youth that have been in some type of violence prevention program to use their creative talents and turn your words into music lyrics.  All styles of lyrics are welcome (please refrain from using profanity, or explicit content). 

Prize:                                                            

There will be 5 winners selected to create a track and winners who are selected will go into a local recording studio to finalize the demo. Once the track is completed it will be uploaded to iTunes for purchase. Each winner will also be provided a copy of the completed track. 100% of all proceeds from the track would be divided equally between FFRC and the Denver Foster Care Association to create a funding source called" the youth engagement fund for youth in foster care and community".

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Strengthening Families Programs
Mar
5
to Apr 23

Strengthening Families Programs

  • 4500 Crown Boulevard Denver, CO, 80239 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The goal of the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 is to prevent substance abuse in youth by building their skills and giving parents more tools to help their children become responsible young adults.

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Jan
24
8:30 AM08:30

Youth Mental Health First Aid

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This course is free and open to all professionals and community members. It is being offered at the Evie Garrett Dennis campus, Building 5 , (Z Place) suite 5-148 on January 24th from 8:30am-4:30pm. Registration is required space is available on a first-come first-serve basis so register Today.

This is a great course for anyone that is dealing with today's youth or looking for additional training opportunities.

To register please click on the link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-mental-health-first-aid-steps-to-success-tickets-40874858803

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Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute (RMMFI)

The Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute (RMMFI) is a community creating economic and social mobility through entrepreneurship. RMMFI helps curious people transform into serious entrepreneurs though skill building , mentorship, and micro lending. RMMFI exists to help define pathways to self-sufficiency for its entrepreneurs through both business development and lending services.

 Take the first step towards launching your business by calling 720-941-5037 or emailing : explore@rmmfi.org to get signed up.

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Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute (RMMFI)

The Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute (RMMFI) is a community creating economic and social mobility through entrepreneurship. RMMFI helps curious people transform into serious entrepreneurs though skill building , mentorship, and micro lending. RMMFI exists to help define pathways to self-sufficiency for it’s entrepreneurs through both business development and lending services.

 Take the first step towards launching your business by calling 720-941-5037 or emailing : explore@rmmfi.org to get signed up.

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Dec
18
5:00 PM17:00

Human Trafficking 101

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Human Trafficking 101: What does Human Trafficking look like in Colorado?

Human trafficking involves the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act by force, fraud, or coercion. Human trafficking victims are difficult to assist without targeted identification and referral efforts. Victims can be from anywhere in the world and this crime occurs in Colorado more often than you might expect.

This training will raise awareness about Human Trafficking, offer insight to the types of human trafficking found in Colorado and the response to both labor and sex trafficking. Participants will learn how to identify various forms of exploitation, and how to work with victims and survivors, domestic and foreign nationals.

To register please click on the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-trafficking-101-tickets-41226264868

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