The Colorado Statewide Youth Development Plan is a guide for:
- Utilizing positive youth development as an approach for partnering with youth ages 9 to 25 to help them achieve their full potential.
- Understanding the gaps in programs and services for youth and the recommended strategies for addressing these gaps.
- Engaging a broad array of stakeholders, including youth, to improve supports for youth ages so that they are education-ready, career-ready, and ready for life.
There is a movement growing. Young people in Colorado face challenges that cannot be solved by edicts or quick fixes from individual silos.
Together we can reach our goal of all youth being safe, healthy, educated, connected, and contributing members of society.
Issues Facing Colorado Youth
Learn more about some of the main issues affecting youth in Colorado, including data information and identified gaps in services, and the priorities and proposed solution for addressing the issues and gaps.