• Sexting: A Scandal?

    Sexting: A Scandal?

    Sexting has been going on for years, but recently has captured the nation's attention with "scandals" like the one in Canon City. But are alarmist responses really the right way to talk to teens about sexting? Colorado Youth Matter's Executive Director Lisa Olcese weighs in.

  • 2015 State of Adolescent Sexual Health Report

    2015 State of Adolescent Sexual Health Report

    We are excited to present the 2015 State of Adolescent Sexual Health (SASH) Report. We invite you to read and share the report to help inform program and policies that support the health and well-being of all Colorado youth. 

    Access the report here.


  • Amazon Smile

    Amazon Smile

    Support Colorado Youth Matter while doing your shopping!

    When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Colorado Youth Matter. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2511487 and support us every time you make a purchase.

  • Raising the Bar Conference Call for Proposals

    Raising the Bar Conference Call for Proposals

    Colorado Youth Matter's Raising the Bar conference brings together more than 200 attendees from across the state and nation, poised and ready to learn skills, hear about up-to-date research, and network in order to increase access to effective adolescent sexual health education and resources. 

    We are now accepting presentation proposals. Join us in raising the bar for sex ed in Colorado!

Colorado Youth Matter helps educate the educator – in schools and communities, among families and peers.


Through training, research, advocacy, comprehensive sexuality education and youth/family partnerships, we strengthen leadership and advance the movement for youth sexual health by helping communities across Colorado reach their desired academic and health goals.


Colorado Youth Matter opened our doors in 1984 to provide training for educators and build a statewide network to advance the well-being of teen parents. Since then, we remain the only statewide organization committed exclusively to youth sexual health, access to opportunity for all youth, and support for pregnant and parenting teens.


Colorado Youth Matter actively engages Colorado communities to promote the healthy sexual development of all young people.



All young people in Colorado will be equipped with education and resources to make informed decisions about their sexual health.

Colorado experiences staggering decline in teen birth rates.

An announcement from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment released October 22, 2015 states that teen pregnancies have dropped a total of 48% from 2009 to 2014. Learn more about this progress and Colorado Youth Matter's next steps here.

The State of Adolescent Sexual Health

Stay up to date with Colorado-specific data about teen birth and sexually transmitted infection rates. 

View the 2015 SASH Report.

View our SASH archives for data from previous years.

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