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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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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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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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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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Colorado Youth






Colorado Youth CREATE, a youth advocacy council of Colorado Youth Matter, works to change, respond to, engage, advocate for, transform and empower youth on issues related to healthy sexual and reproductive development in communities across Colorado.


Who We Are:
Colorado Youth CREATE is a student activist council dedicated to improving comprehensive sexuality education policies and practices in schools across the state. Through school and community- based organizing efforts, we are working to build an influential network of strong youth leaders and allies to engage in advocacy to improve adolescent sexual health and access to information and services.


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Council Members
Adrian Nava, Aurora
Avion Locke, Denver
Brentt Palumbo, Pueblo
Cherrish Martinez, Commerce City
Lesley del Rio, Denver
Scarlett Jimenez, Aurora
Velvet Morgan, Pueblo
Zuleima Escarcega, Denver
Megan Munroe, Council Coordinator


What is Comprehensive Sex Education?

Comprehensive sex education teaches about abstinence as the best way for avoiding STIs and unintended pregnancy, but also teaches about condoms and contraception to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy and of STIs, including HIV. It also teaches interpersonal and communication skills and helps young people explore their own values, goals and options. The information is medically accurate and culturally inclusive, affirming lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.


Benefits of Comprehensive Sex Education:

Evaluations of evidence-based comprehensive sex education programs show that these programs can:1) help youth delay initiation of sexual activity; 2) reduce the frequency of sexual activity; and 3) reduce the number of sexual partners, and increase condom and contraceptive use.


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