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Colorado DHS Positive Youth Development

Goal: Help youth acquire the knowledge and skills to become healthy and productive adults

Between March and June 2022, the Butler Institute for Families at the University of Denver (Butler) partnered with the Tony Grampsas Youth Services program (TGYS) to design and deliver learning opportunities for TGYS grantees to build capacity in utilizing Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches. Butler used a collaborative and inclusive approach to honor the collective experience and wisdom of grantees, also engaging both grantee and youth voice in the initiative’s design and delivery. This report provides a summary of the process as well as the results of this initial phase of work.