A high school student talks about her experience conducting interviews for the Youth Memory Project to her teacher and a member of the Adult Champion Team.
CSU System and Bruce Randolph School signed a MOU in 2017, after several years of working together. The commitment to the partnership has created a pipeline of each grade level engaging with the university in a different way – ranging from campus visits to in-school programs to college readiness work.
CSU and History Colorado collaborated with BRS 9th and 10th graders throughout the course of a semester to create a Youth Memory Project, where students interviewed a close friend or family member and shared their stories of growing up in north Denver. The project will be displayed at History Colorado in the coming years.
Eleven youth applied and were selected to be part of the Youth Action Team. Members were committed to developing a community project that benefited the GES community and connected to the future National Western Center and CSU Spur projects.
The team decided to develop an internship program for the future National Western Center as a way to benefit the GES community and provide opportunities for youth to continue to connect to the project and to gain experience. The youth envision the program expanding each year with internship opportunities at more organizations.
The YAT Internship Program was created in collaboration with the five organizations on the Adult Champion Team (ACT). The ACT is a group of individuals from each organization that are committed to expanding internship opportunities in the Globeville, Elyria, Swansea communities. They are dedicated to hosting internships with their organizations and providing support to interns.
Interested in hosting an internship? View the FAQs for organizations.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.