We’re so pleased to offer our first annual report, showcasing the hard work and accomplishments of our organization from July 2017 through June 2018.

With political turmoil, polarization and growing social tensions across the country, we feel strongly there has never been a time more urgent than now for young people to have the eye-opening experiences that YCD offers to organize community, spark dialogue, deepen insight, build empowerment and nurture unity.

Our 2017-2018 annual report highlights our accomplishments over the past 12 months, during which YCD has:
A screenshot of the first page of YCD's Annual Report for 2017-2018.

  1. Organized the Mountain West Diversity Conference for Western Slope students and teachers, the first-ever replica event based on the highly successful Cherry Creek model (page 4)
  2. Expanded our professional development training on diversity, inclusion and equity issues for Colorado’s teachers (page 4)
  3. Celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Cherry Creek Diversity Conference at the organization’s first gala (page 7)
  4. Held our most successful Cherry Creek Diversity Conference ever, with civil and labor rights legend Dolores Huerta addressing students from 102 schools and organizations from across the state (page 3)
  5. Started a new initiative to bring diversity-related workshops and programming to local schools and communities throughout the school year, with our Spring Workshop Series (page 5)
  6. Launched a new website full of resources on the variety of social issues and challenges facing teens today, so that even those who cannot attend YCD programs have access to the information they need to improve their schools.

We take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters, but most importantly the youth of Colorado for engaging in these meaningful experiences to make their schools and communities safe for everyone.  While we celebrate what’s been accomplished over the past year, we are so energized to continue this journey for teens across the country, and hope you’ll continue to join us on this mission.

Download a copy of our annual report here, or click on the image above.