Thank you to the students and teachers of the Western Slope for a successful event!

We were so grateful to be joined by over 200 students and supportive adults from almost 20 schools across Western Colorado on Saturday, October 14, 2017 for the first annual Mountain West Diversity Conference!  See a list of schools and youth organizations that participated here.


See pictures from the Mountain West Diversity Conference below!

Keep Up the Momemtum

Did your school group attend the Mountain West Diversity Conference? YCD is serious about helping young people drive change across the Western Slope, and we’re putting money behind the initiative.

Teachers and students that participated in this year’s event were asked to brainstorm projects and plans to make their schools and communities better for everyone. If your group needs some funding to help make your project a reality, you can apply for up to $500 in funding through a YCD microgrant. Make sure to apply before the deadline of October 30, 2017 to be considered, and contact us with any questions.

MWDC 2018

Given the strong reception and success of this event, YCD is starting plans for a second annual Mountain West Diversity Conference, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum, Colorado.  Registration for this event will open in April 2018.  We encourage interested schools to consider joining us for the statewide Cherry Creek Diversity Conference in February 2018.

Please contact us with any questions.