Youth Action Team

Centering youth voices in GES

The Youth Action Team was created by a group of young people invested in centering the voices of youth in decision making within the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea communities. The mission of the Youth Action Team is to connect to the CSU Spur campus and the National Western Center and its partners. In 2020, the Youth Action Team focus was to build equitable professional pathways through an internship program that will benefit multiple generations in the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea communities.


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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.

Since 2017


CSU & BRS become partners

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.


Youth Memory Project

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.


Youth Action Team created

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.


First Youth Action Team cohort develops internship program

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.

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The Youth Action Team is hiring!

Are you a student in the GES community? We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2021 cohort of the Youth Action Team Internship Program.

Apply now

Youth Action Team Partners

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.

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