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Building Youth Leaders

Lalo Montoya, a student at North High School in Denver, used to skip a lot of school.  It just didn’t seem that the teachers or counselors at North expected much from the school’s predominantly Latino students.  Lalo’s perception is justified by the numbers: a 2004 study showed that only 38% of Latino students entering North Read more…



We Know What We Can Do

“We have the voice.  We know what we can do.” At 18 years old Aliwya Sharif has done more than many adults.  She has been a spokesperson at press conferences, an advocate with elected officials, and a leader to her peers.  She has also been homeless and has struggled for stability in fragile life circumstances. Read more…