Innovate for Good 2016 Awardees

In alphabetical order

Youth Awardees

artsC, East High School Theatre Students
Offering youth tools to explore difficult social issues in a safe, honest and compelling way.
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CEC Early College Mentoring Program, Jayr Cardenas
Guiding high school freshman with mentor-matching from high school juniors.
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Juniors for Seniors, Emma Mantooth, Amanda Doe, and Micaiah Miller
Building one-on-one relationships between teen volunteers and nursing home residents.
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Stories Worth Saving, Rebecca Chapman
Recording the stories of assisted-living residents —documented by teens
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Youth-Adult Partnership Awardees

Community Cypher, Creative Strategies for Change
Using stories, music and applied theater to address the school to prison pipeline.
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Community Interpreters Project, Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
Training refugee and immigrant teens as interpreters for their families and communities.
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Empowering Native Youth in Metro Denver. Spirit of the Sun, Inc.
Engaging Native youth from across the Greater Denver community in a leadership conference.
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Neighborhood Harvest: Youth-Built Gardens, GreenLeaf
Empowering youth to help residents of Northeast Denver create home gardens to grow vegetables.
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Thunderbolts Building Bridges, Lainie Hodges and student leaders from Manual High School
Building relationships between students at Manual High School and law enforcement.
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Youth-Led Bicycle Repair Workshop, Westwood Unidos
Creating a youth-led and youth-staffed bicycle library and repair workshop in the Westwood neighborhood.
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Youth-Adult Partnership Finalists

Little People, BIG Changes, Lauren Fine, Emily Yerkes and student leaders from DCIS Montbello
Developing student-driven, social-impact leadership for the next generation.
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The Relationships You Deserve: A Multi-Media Project, Project PAVE
Creating a film and multi-media campaign to educate teens about breaking the cycle of relationship violence.
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Teens Helping Teens - Natural Helpers Project, Aurora Welcome Center
Creating a curriculum and training for immigrant and refugee youth to become peer mentors on social and cultural issues.
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