Colorado Rising, The Center on Colfax, Defend Our Future, & Protégete Present:

2023 Youth Unity Summit

The 2023 Youth Unity Rising Summit on October 27th, 2023 at CSU Spur will be an inclusive and safe space to provide high school aged youth with immersive learning experiences through student-led workshops, empowering resources, and a panel discussion of youth organizers. Because we believe in the power of intentional connectivity, we’ve created this space for students to come together and learn from each other and other leaders in the community. We are a collective of students and organizations working together to bring teachings led and moderated by Black, Indigenous, People of Color, & LGBTQIA2S+ youth and allies. 

Our goals are to provide opportunities to learn more about sustainable practices and utilize our collective resources to engage the next generation of leaders. By providing intersectional teachings, we will teach diverse platforms to encourage the youth of today to engage in meaningful action. Workshops will include environmental justice, stewardship, leadership, advocacy, inclusive health, and wellness. 

Our core mission is to build community to advance equity, diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility for all. We aim to foster a culture where every participant feels valued, supported, and inspired to achieve both individual and common goals. With intent, we have planned this event to welcome people of every race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/ability, political affiliation, and socioeconomic background.

Join us in the first student-led Youth Unity Rising Summit for free food, educational workshops, and opportunities to connect with organizations and other youth.

Cumbre de Unidad Juvenil 2023

La Cumbre Youth Unity Rising 2023, que se celebrará el 27 de octubre de 2023 en CSU Spur, será un espacio inclusivo y seguro para brindar a los jóvenes en edad de escuela secundaria experiencias de aprendizaje inmersivas a través de talleres dirigidos por estudiantes, recursos de empoderamiento y un panel de discusión de organizadores juveniles. Por que nosotras creemos en el poder de la conectividad intencional, hemos creado este espacio para que los estudiantes se reúnan y aprendan unos de otros y de otros líderes de la comunidad. Somos un colectivo de estudiantes y organizaciones que trabajamos juntos para brindar enseñanzas dirigidas y moderadas por jóvenes y aliados afrodescendientes, indígenas, personas de color y LGBTQIA2S+.

Nuestros objetivos son brindar oportunidades para aprender más sobre prácticas sustentables y utilizar nuestros recursos colectivos para involucrar a la próxima generación de líderes. Al brindar enseñanzas interseccionales, enseñaremos diversas plataformas para alentar a los jóvenes de hoy a participar en acciones significativas. Los talleres incluirán justicia ambiental, administración, liderazgo, promoción, salud inclusiva y bienestar.

Nuestra misión principal es construir una comunidad para promover la equidad, la diversidad, la inclusión y la accesibilidad para todos. Nuestro objetivo es fomentar una cultura en la que cada participante se sienta valorado, apoyado e inspirado para lograr objetivos tanto individuales como comunes. Con la intención, hemos planeado este evento para dar la bienvenida a personas de todas las razas, etnias, géneros, orientación sexual, identidad de género, expresión de género, religión, origen nacional, estatus migratorio, discapacidad/capacidad, afiliación política y origen socioeconómico.

Únase a nosotros en la primera Cumbre Youth Unity Rising dirigida por estudiantes para obtener comida gratis, talleres educativos y oportunidades para conectarse con organizaciones y otros jóvenes.

Native Seed Collection Day of Stewardship at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

Join us outside to get a chance to be part of prairie ecosystem restoration efforts by helping collect seeds from wildflowers at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. We will collect Rocky Mountain bee plants, sunflowers, rabbitbrush, and four-winged saltbush. The seeds collected from this project are then used in springtime seed distribution projects. Students will learn about environmental stewardship and what other resources the Refuge has. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy time to explore the Refuge and connect with one another.   SPOTS ARE LIMITED – STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION!
  • Denver Public Schools Students for Climate Action
  • The Center on Colfax
  • Protégete 
  • Defend Our Future
  • Mi Familia Vota 
  • Denver NAACP
  • Groundwork Denver
  • Green Latinos
  • Queer Denver
  • Joy as Resistance 
  • Project Helping 
  • Moms Clean Air Force
  • Spirit of the Sun
  • Children & Nature Network 
  • Black Parents United Foundation
  • Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge


We are searching for additional support to help expand opportunities for youth to build community and experience hands-on learning experiences. If you would like to join us in creating an empowering space, please contact Giselle at for additional information.

We wouldn’t be here without the contributions of the greater community! Click below to find out how you can contribute in support of our mission. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity! 

Environmental Justice Student Advocacy Day