• Raising the Bar Call for Proposals

    Raising the Bar Call for Proposals

    Colorado Youth Matter's Raising the Bar conference brings together more than 200 attendees from across the state and nation, poised and ready to learn skills, hear about up-to-date research, and network in order to increase access to effective adolescent sexual health education and resources. 

    We are now accepting presentation proposals. Join us in raising the bar for sex ed in Colorado!

  • Youth Action Day 2016

    Youth Action Day 2016

    Colorado Youth Matter's annual Youth Action Day brings young Coloradans together for a day of advocacy at the Colorado State Capitol. Participants will learn how a bill becomes a law, engage with legislators on issues that affect youth health, and experience the capitol during legislative session.

  • What's the Hap at the Cap?

    What's the Hap at the Cap?

    Read our biweekly updates on the Colorado legislative session, and how youth sexual health will be impacted by what's going on at the capitol.

Colorado Youth Matter helps educate the educator – in schools and communities, among families and peers.


Through training, research, advocacy, comprehensive sexuality education and youth/family partnerships, we strengthen leadership and advance the movement for youth sexual health by helping communities across Colorado reach their desired academic and health goals.


Colorado Youth Matter opened our doors in 1984 to provide training for educators and build a statewide network to advance the well-being of teen parents. Since then, we remain the only statewide organization committed exclusively to youth sexual health, access to opportunity for all youth, and support for pregnant and parenting teens.


Colorado Youth Matter actively engages Colorado communities to promote the healthy sexual development of all young people.



All young people in Colorado will be equipped with education and resources to make informed decisions about their sexual health.

Colorado experiences staggering decline in teen birth rates.

An announcement from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment released October 22, 2015 states that teen pregnancies have dropped a total of 48% from 2009 to 2014. Learn more about this progress and Colorado Youth Matter's next steps here.

The State of Adolescent Sexual Health

Stay up to date with Colorado-specific data about teen birth and sexually transmitted infection rates. 

View the 2015 SASH Report.

View our SASH archives for data from previous years.

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