Youth Services Resources

Colorado Youth Awareness Week (CYAW)Save the Dates (7/24-30/22)

History
Born in Southern Colorado city of Pueblo, Youth Awareness Week started in 2015. The first two years the event was known as “Pueblo Youth Awareness Week”. The event quickly grew in success and spread throughout the state of Colorado to become known as “Colorado Youth Awareness Week” (CYAW) by 2017.

PurposeThe Colorado Youth Leadership Network (COLYN) is sponsoring CYAW, July 24 – 30, 2022, to emphasize positive youth voice and to celebrate the influence youth have in our state and local communities, as well as recognizing the positive achievements and contributions they have made. The week also recognizes the various organizations and advocates that involve Colorado’s youth and help guide them toward positive life choices and stability.  

Join Colorado communities who have designed events during the week of CYAW with this thought in mind: “Know your community- For your community”.

ScheduleLinked are the flyers for the Youth Engagement Opportunities and Professional Development & Training Opportunities during Colorado Youth Awareness Week. Please send these out to your networks and young people who would be interested in participating. Feel free to check out our website. If you would like you can add either link to your signature line: 2022 Youth Awareness Week Website or https://sites.google.com/view/youthawarenessweek/home Recognition Complete this nomination/release form by Wednesday June 29, 2022 to recognize a young person during the kickoff event of our Governor’s Proclamation

Below you will find a curated directory of resources to help you as you serve youth in Colorado:

Click the folder below to see a complete list of resource categories.

  • Youth Services Resources
    • Chafee/National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD)
    • Child Welfare Forms and Policies
    • Education
    • Employment
    • Further your Learning
      • Foster Youth in Transition
      • Helpful Handouts
      • Other Training Opportunities
      • Youth Specific training on CWTS
    • Housing
    • Permanency
      • Resources for achieving youth permanency
    • Research, Briefs, and Literature
    • State Programs and Assessment Process
    • Well-Being
    • Youth Leadership