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The Youth Action Team is hiring!

The Youth Action Team is actively recruiting high school students participants for the 2021 cohort.

Learning from youth voices in GES

The Youth Action Team was created by a group of young people invested in centering the voices of youth in decision making within the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea communities. The mission of the Youth Action Team is to connect youth to the CSU Spur campus and the National Western Center and its partners, and to work alongside them to learn from their experience and expertise. Youth are compensated for their time.

In 2020, the Youth Action Team focus was to build equitable professional pathways through an internship program that will benefit multiple generations in the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea communities.

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A high school student talks about her experience conducting interviews for the Youth Memory Project to her teacher and a member of the Adult Champion Team.

Since 2017

2017

CSU & BRS BECOME PARTNERS

CSU System and Bruce Randolph School signed a MOU in 2017, after several years of working together. The commitment to the partnership has created a pipeline of each grade level engaging with the university in a different way – ranging from campus visits to in-school programs to college readiness work.

2019

YOUTH MEMORY PROJECT

CSU and History Colorado collaborated with Bruce Randolph School freshmen and sophomores throughout a semester to create a Youth Memory Project, where students interviewed a close friend or family member and shared their stories of growing up in north Denver. The project now lives within the history archives at History Colorado.

2020

YOUTH ACTION TEAM CREATED

Eleven youth were selected to be part of the Youth Action Team. Members were committed to developing a community project that benefited the GES community and connected to the future National Western Center and CSU Spur projects.

2020

FIRST YOUTH ACTION TEAM COHORT DEVELOPS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The team decided to develop an internship program for the future National Western Center as a way to benefit the GES community and provide opportunities for youth to continue to connect to the project and to gain experience. The youth envision the program expanding each year with internship opportunities at more organizations.

Youth Action Team partners

The YAT Internship Program was created in collaboration with the five organizations on the Adult Champion Team (ACT). The ACT is a group of individuals from each organization that are committed to expanding internship opportunities in the Globeville, Elyria, Swansea communities. They are dedicated to hosting internships with their organizations and providing support to interns.

Interested in hosting an internship? View the FAQs for organizations.

Questions? Email yatyouthactionteam@gmail.com to learn more.