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Colorado Youth CREATE

Are you interested in being a youth leader and change maker in protecting and supporting youth sexual reproductive health and rights? Colorado Youth Create is recruiting youth between the ages 17-22 for its statewide Youth Advocacy Council.  Click here to learn how to apply. 

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Youth Action Day

Colorado Youth Matter brings together youth from across Colorado to lobby their state legislators about the importance of addressing the sexual health of adolescents and supporting young families.  Click here to watch the 2010 Youth Action Day video. 

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Fast Facts

From 2005-2009, Colorado's Latina teen birth rate has declined by nearly 30% . . . more than any other race or ethnicity. 

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Interactive Map

Looking for local contacts? The latest birth rate data specific to where you live? Explore our interactive map that includes the most recent data from our 2011 State of Adolescent Sexual Health Report.

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What We Believe


Colorado Youth Matter actively engages Colorado communities to promote the healthy sexual and reproductive development of all teens and advance the well-being of parenting teens.

Guiding Principles

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Colorado Youth Matter's work builds on the strengths and capacities of community partners.  CYM individualizes its services and approaches to compliment the unique needs and assets of communities, families and individuals.

Excellence in Service

Colorado Youth Matter will demonstrate excellence to its partners and the public in, but not limited to, ethical communication and responsiveness.  Colorado Youth Matter's internal and external practices demand quality products, accountability, equity and transparency.

Cultural Competency

Colorado Youth Matter works effectively and with integrity in cross-cultural settings.  To that end, Colorado Youth Matter invests resources and time to build knowledge, awareness and sensitivity in its work with communities and individuals from diverse cultures.

Social Justice

Colorado Youth Matter recognizes that social and power inequalities are barriers to the positive reproductive and sexual health of teens.  Colorado Youth Matterpromotes social change and systems that tackle the root causes of inequality.  Colorado Youth Matter's work integrates solutions that offer meaningful opportunities for communities and self-determination for individuals.



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