Sep
24
to Nov 30

I'minto App

Are you working with young people in the community? The Colorado Department of Human Services is launching an app to connect them to the organizations and supports they may need. Get involved at imintoapp.com.

 

I’mInto is a completely free app for youth and organizations in Colorado that fosters the connections that can provide support and guidance young people need. To achieve this, the app has three components:

Discovery. The app will have a fun and engaging way of discovering the youth but also help the youth through self-discovery. Getting to know the youth and helping get to know themselves is the first step in fostering connection.

Connection. Through the process of self-discovery, the app can help to make connections between youth and organizations that can help them out or encourage their strengths. Youth and also connect with other youth that may be dealing with similar issues.

Contribution. We believe that is important that the app also encourages opportunities for youth to give back to the community and other youth. Contribution in the community is a key to whole health.

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Zero Dropouts
Oct
1
to Dec 31

Zero Dropouts

We provide a strategic and methodical approach to helping school districts and schools intervene to drive their dropout numbers to zero. We utilize web-based interactive technology and social media strategies to create customized toolkits to help educational staff on the frontline assist all students in staying on track to graduation. Use of data is transformed from tedious excel spreadsheets into interactive guiding approaches based on that data to facilitate staff building relationships with students.

 

Our primary service areas include:

Research and Strategic Planning
Dropout Recovery
Dropout Intervention
New School Creation

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about our services, call (888) 968-9376 x706 or email us at:inquiries@zerodropouts.com.

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PATENT PENDING – IF, WHEN, AND HOW YOU SHOULD EXPLORE PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS (AGES 6-21)
Oct
27
10:15 AM10:15

PATENT PENDING – IF, WHEN, AND HOW YOU SHOULD EXPLORE PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS (AGES 6-21)

Saturday, October 27 10:15a.m.-12:00p.m.
Cost – FREE
YouthBiz Lab – 3550 E. First Ave. Denver, CO 80206

Have you ever wondered if you could protect your great idea from copycats?  Intellectual property is a tricky concept made even more complex if you don’t know the options available.  This workshop, facilitated by the US Patent and Trademark Office, will cover if, when, and how to navigate the patent and trademark process.  After the presentation, participants will have a chance to consult with a USPTO representative about specific business questions related to patents and trademarks.  Ages 6-21.

To sign up for this class, go to Young Americans Center For Financial Education on Facebook or on their website at www. https://yacenter.org

 

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      Dear Community Partners  Please join Star Girls Empowerment, Steps to Success Youth Engagement Team and Cigar Lordz Community Organization on Wednesday, October 31st from  6pm-8pm  at the Evie Garrett Dennis Campus, Building 5 For Our Fall Festival and Trunk Or Treat Event.  If you are interested in volunteering, donating candy,  help with the carnival games or decorating your vehicle as a part of the trunk/ treat. Please contact executive director Shalonda Haggerty with Star Girlz Empowerment at  720-583-5951  or by email at:   empowerme@stargirlzempower.org   Event will take place in Building 5 as well as the adjacent parking lot. A kid friendly environment we hope to see you come out and celebrate.
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

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Dear Community Partners

Please join Star Girls Empowerment, Steps to Success Youth Engagement Team and Cigar Lordz Community Organization on Wednesday, October 31st from 6pm-8pm at the Evie Garrett Dennis Campus, Building 5 For Our Fall Festival and Trunk Or Treat Event.

If you are interested in volunteering, donating candy,  help with the carnival games or decorating your vehicle as a part of the trunk/ treat. Please contact executive director Shalonda Haggerty with Star Girlz Empowerment at 720-583-5951 or by email at:

empowerme@stargirlzempower.org

Event will take place in Building 5 as well as the adjacent parking lot. A kid friendly environment we hope to see you come out and celebrate.

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WORKSHOP SERIES: FINDING POPPORTUNITY (AGES 8-14)
Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

WORKSHOP SERIES: FINDING POPPORTUNITY (AGES 8-14)

Thursday, November 1 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Cost – $10
YouthBiz Lab – 3550 E. First Ave. Denver, CO 80206

Interested in opening a restaurant, catering business, or packaged food sales?  This workshop will explore how to select and start a food-based business that edges out the competition.  Participants will learn about efficiencies, uniformity, packaging, shelf life, differentiation, ingredient quality, and more as they navigate their own experiment in creating artisan popcorn!  All participants will have a completed and packaged popcorn flavor, complete with branding, to take home!  Ages 8-14; $10 registration fee to cover the cost of materials.

To sign up for this class, go to Young Americans Center For Financial Education on Facebook or on their website at www. https://yacenter.org

 

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YOUTHBIZ HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE SUCCESS STRATEGIES (AGES 6-21)
Nov
10
10:15 PM22:15

YOUTHBIZ HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE SUCCESS STRATEGIES (AGES 6-21)

Saturday, November 10 10:15a.m.-11:45p.m.
Cost – FREE
YouthBiz Lab – 3550 E. First Ave. Denver, CO 80206

Whether this is your first YouthBiz Marketplace or you’re a veteran, Success Strategies is a great way to brush up on best practices to maximize your sales on the big day.  Product display, pitch, making change, and customer service are just some of the topics to be covered.  Ages 6-21.

To sign up for this class, go to Young Americans Center For Financial Education on Facebook or on their website at www. https://yacenter.org

 

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CREATE A BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP (AGES 10-18)
Oct
13
10:15 AM10:15

CREATE A BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP (AGES 10-18)

Saturday, October 13 10:15a.m.-2:00p.m.
Cost – FREE
YouthBiz Lab – 3550 E. First Ave. Denver, CO 80206

If you’ve always wanted to own a business but weren’t sure how to start, this workshop is for you!  During this one day workshop, participants will work their way through creating a real-life business plan!  No need to even have an idea—we will help you with that!  Participants will learn how to create a SWOT analysis, market analysis, and financial analysis of their business idea while also considering operations, staffing, and marketing.  By the completion of this workshop, participants will have a working business plan that can be taken to investors or used as a guide for business development. No matter where you are in your business, having a plan is critical for success!  Ages 10-18; This workshop also satisfies the Entrepreneurship Merit Badge for the Boy Scouts of America.

To sign up for this class, go to Young Americans Center For Financial Education on Facebook or on their website at www. https://yacenter.org

 

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WORKSHOP SERIES: STRING ME ALONG (AGES 10-15)
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

WORKSHOP SERIES: STRING ME ALONG (AGES 10-15)

Wednesday, October 10 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Cost – $10
YouthBiz Lab – 3550 E. First Ave. Denver, CO 80206

In this exciting workshop, participants will learn to sew an apron using the sewing machine.  They will then have the chance to brainstorm other products that could be made using the same technique and different marketing strategies to broaden their target market. All participants will take home a completed project they created by hand as well as useful business strategies to try their own venture.  Ages 10 – 15; $10 registration fee to cover the cost of materials.

To sign up for this class, go to Young Americans Center For Financial Education on Facebook or on their website at www. https://yacenter.org

 

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Recording 101
Sep
8
to Oct 13

Recording 101

At the end of the six weeks course, the youth who complete all six weeks will receive (1) hour of studio time, an opportunity to be in the " Youth Violence Prevention Talent Showcase" in December 2018.

Students will be selected by their interest in the music industry, by how being a part of this program would help them gain confidence/self-esteem, by how their academic performance will be impacted by being a part of this program
and what their personal goal will be upon completion of this program to use the skills that they have learned.

Youth will be expected to bring a progress report from their school weekly, so that we can track the impact this program is having on their education, for future funding.

            The after school program will take place on Saturdays

       beginning September 8th through Oct 13th,2018 from 11:00am-2:00pm
      at SB Sound Lab located at 140 Sheridan Blvd, Suite #205 Denver, CO 80226


Transportation will be provided by Families Forward Resource Center.
Pick up/drop off location will be at Academy 360 12000 E 47th Ave, Denver, CO 80239.

Note- Youth must be DPS student in order to participate in this program per grant guidelines.

Deadline for applications is August 31, 2018
Applications should be emailed to angelia@familiesforwardrc.org or dropped off to the Families Forward Resource Center office at 12000 E 47th Ave, Denver, CO 80239.

Any questions about the program please contact Angelia Baker with FFRC at 720-541-6520 or Dimitri Jackson with SB Sound Lab at  720-725-5422/ or 720-518-3075.

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Shoot Yo Shot, Not Yo Opps
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Shoot Yo Shot, Not Yo Opps

Register now for a $500 Cash Prize Winner Takes All!!6 Teams! 6 Man Team! $20.00 per player. Must be 16-24 yeas to register & play! $5.00 to enter! Doors Open @9AM! Raffle Prices, Food, Music, MC Commentary & More! 

4800 Telluride ST Denver, Co 80249 United States Evie Dennis Campus/ Student Union Building. How to Register? Call 720-240-7200 (Paypal or Meet and Great) 

Brought to you by Struggle of Love Foundation

 

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Youth Fine Arts Camp
Jul
16
to Jul 21

Youth Fine Arts Camp

Youth Fine Arts Summer Camp Begins July 16th thru July 21st from 10:00am-3:00pm. Classes Offered: Piano Lessons, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drum Lessons, Vocal Instruction,  Dance, Spoken Word, Arts & Crafts, Theater, and Stage Design.  Only $65.00 for the entire week (Includes lunch & Snacks) Sponsored by Colorado sisterhood Crusade, Landmark Ministries & Z Place. To register your child today (Ages 9-14) contact 720-273-2472 or copy the link below. 

https://tinyurl.com/ybn58zw2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heal The Hood
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Heal The Hood

12th Annual Community Fair, Saturday June 23rd, 2018 1:00pm-5:00pm. Village Place Park 14301 Albrook Dr. Denver, CO (Montbello Community)  Food* Entertainment* Informational booths* Gift Card Giveaways* Double Dutch Showcase* Hula Hoop Dance* Face Painting* Free Bike Giveaways* Watermelon Eating Contest. For More Information Contact Dianne Cooks at 720-276-4611

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Children's Literacy Center
Jun
18
to Jul 25

Children's Literacy Center

Make A Difference Volunteer This Summer. June 18th-July 25th 4:30pm-5:30pm. Tutor a child in reading.  * No prior tutoring experience necessary, Must be 14 years of age or older, Training is provided, Strengthen your resume, Gain community services hours. Join in the fight against illiteracy! To become a tutor for the summer or fall contact Pamela Polke at 719-471-8672 ext 2.

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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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Construction Skills Bootcamp
Jun
12
to Aug 14

Construction Skills Bootcamp

  • Colorado HomeBuilding Academy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With small class sizes, experienced trainers and hands on projects. Construction skills Bootcamp is the perfect way to build your career in construction. We also offer a Youth Construction Apprenticeship Program. Enroll today to take advantage of Colorado's booming construction industry. The demand is huge. The opportunities are great. The Moment is now. Sign up for an info session online at: COHomebuildingAcademy.org or to Enroll go to@COHomebuildingAcademy.org. 

 

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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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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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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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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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