Food access resources

The 2023 Youth Action Team focused on food insecurity and help with food access. Their projects this year included creating a Food Access Directory, organizing their own community food drive, and planting crops in partnership with the Growhaus at the Community Food Justice Garden at Spur.

About the Youth Action Team

The Youth Action Team was created by a group of high school students 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 complete projects of their choosing. Youth are compensated for their time and have worked on projects building equitable career pathways, highlighting small businesses, addressing homelessness, and improving food access.

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Since 2017



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.



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.



Eleven youth were selected to be part of the first Youth Action Team cohort and developed an internship program — a community project that benefited the GES community, connected neighborhood youth to the National Western Center and CSU Spur, and set the framework for future Youth Action Team cohorts to continue engaging with the campuses.

Youth Action Team partners

The YAT was created with the support from organizations at the National Western Center.

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