TRAINING & CAPACITY BUILDING

denver, co

Created by the Denver Department of Public Safety, the Denver Safe City Office aims to promote positive youth development and to encourage the development and implementation of youth-led, community solutions to violence. Led by the Safe City Youth Leadership Team, over 40 youth participate in year-round leadership training centered on youth employment, community service, peer-mentoring, and peer-centered activities.

Participants are taught problem-solving skills and meet with the Mayor, City Council and other local and national leaders to exchange ideas on anti-violence issues selected by the youth. Additionally, the youth organize an annual Youth Summit, which provides a vehicle for young people to express their concerns and solutions to city leaders.

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City Voices: Paul Lopez