Nurture Healthy Minds

Recovery Community Center

Create Recovery Community Center, based on a collective impact model, to serve as a safe and sober space that offers equity in access as a gathering space for social and physical activities as well as streamlined recovery-oriented systems of care to include peer coaching, support groups, counseling, physical and dental care, housing, employment services and more offered on campus by partner agencies.

FFN Provider Guaranteed Income Pilot Design

Solicit input directly from FFN providers and the community-based organizations they trust to decide on key elements of a direct cash transfer/guaranteed income pilot which will scope both a state-wide program and small test pilot.

Rural Colorado LGBTQ Youth Collaborative Learning and Action Network

Create and support a co-learning and action network for LGBTQ young people and their adult partners in Southwest Colorado. The network of LGBTQ people from Archuleta, Hinsdale, Huerfano, La Plata and Mineral Counties will co-create a vision and organize in action to advance health equity in these communities.

Expanding Youth Resiliency and Equity

Provide Tier I, II and III SEL programming in schools/districts with high minority and low income populations. Train in Restorative Justice Practices and develop an "Understanding Equity" PD for rural school leaders.

5280 Freedom School

Plan and execute the 2022 Summer Freedom School; support ongoing planning and execution of the 2021 and 2022 Saturday School; and offset costs associated with the preparation and launch of a full-time in-person Freedom School opening in 2023.

Queering Wellness

Develop and provide mental health wellness services to BIPoC + LGBTQ+ youths (ages 13-18) and their families in El Paso County. In addition to one-on-one support and services, the project will curate meaningful experiences for emotional resilience skill-building through BIPoC + LGBTQ+ youth and family retreats and community center programming.

Supplemental Educational and Cultural Support Prioritizing BIPOC Children, Families, and Community

Continue providing a re-humanizing pedagogy in the form of supplemental educational and cultural holistic healing programming (i.e., intellectual, social, cultural, linguistic, emotional, etc.) that prioritizes children, families and community while it aims to address and heal trauma, close academic and sociocultural opportunity gaps in P-12 education and amongst parents and community as an imperative response to the direct impacts of the COVID pandemic, racism and oppressive systems.

Mental Well-being for Muslim Youth

Empower youth to be ambassadors of positive impact in their own lives, relationships and communities through proactive and reactive programming focusing on youth development and striving to help youth increase resilience and reach their full potential regardless of challenges. Create an environment of support and stewardship surrounding youth by examples of resilience, allowing the youth to build a strong self identity and self confidence.

Healthy Denver Youth Empowerment, Advocacy, and Resilience Program

Help youth foster strong and culturally dynamic relationships with themselves, their families, and each other. This program will support at-risk, underserved, and underrepresented youth living in Denver BIPOC communities in building wellness techniques, healthy living coping skills, and allow the voice of each individual youth to be heard and interconnected through relationship and personal belonging.
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