February 2015

Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Alumni to Mentor Youth

Youth involved at Swansea, Stapleton, and St. Charles recreation centers are gearing up for a month filled with leadership development provided by the Denver Metro Chamber of Leadership Foundation in March! Youth will be involved with “Sandwiches with the Pros” and will discuss how the Foundation alumni choose their educational and career paths, and will …

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LiveWell Colorado: Looking Toward the Future

We have exciting news to share. In our first five years, LiveWell Colorado worked with partners across the state to make significant strides toward obesity prevention. Collectively, we increased awareness of the issue of obesity, mobilized champions and started a powerful movement with a strong emphasis on personal and family behavior change. Now, LiveWell Colorado …

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Social Interaction Through Art

While Walter Macias may have only been working at St. Charles Recreation Centers as MY Denver staff or six months, he spent a year before that volunteering with enrichment programs and grew up in the neighborhood surrounding St. Charles. He also currently lives just a couple of blocks from the recreation center. It’s clear he’s passionate

I Started to Realize I Had Value

Elvis grew up in the Swansea neighborhood of North Denver. From coaching volleyball to teaching break dancing and graffiti art classes, he’s been active in working as a youth advocate and mentor since he was a teenager. He’s seen the positive influence programs

Youth Need to See Respect to Show Respect

Jackie moved to Globeville when she was nine years old and has worked for the City of Denver since she was fourteen, starting with the Summer Youth Program at the Globeville Recreation Center. She worked at the Stapleton Recreation Center even before working for MY Denver and was one of the first MY Denver staff hired

Don’t Yuck My Yum

Youth in Globeville, Elyria-Swansea, and Northeast Denver have been improving their healthy cooking skills through Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters for Teens class at St. Charles and Stapleton Recreation Centers. Cooking Matters Colorado is a partner in the GSK IMPACT Grant and a member of the Youth Driven Healthy Recreation Centers Collective Steering Committee, and …

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Resources from Chef Ann Foundation

Chef Ann Foundation’s resource website The Lunch Box is an online resource that is dedicated to supporting school districts as they transition their food programs from processed foods to scratch cooking and fresh ingredients. The newly released Lunch Box contains new and updated menu-planning, salad bar, procurement, management, and human resource tools and a library …

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