• Register now for Raising the Bar!

    Register now for Raising the Bar!

    Colorado Youth Matter's Raising the Bar: A New Day conference is coming up this October. Join us as we delve into the future of youth sexual health!

    Register now to reserve your spot.

  • Executive Director Update: Pride Talk!

    Executive Director Update: Pride Talk!

    Pride Month is here! Read Executive Director Lisa Olcese on taking this opportunity to teach the young children in your life about inclusivity and respect. 

  • Apply to be a Youth Advisor!

    Apply to be a Youth Advisor!

    We're hiring two Youth Advisors, ages 18-24, so work with our Maximizing Success team on ensuring the project is inclusive and sensitive to the needs of young people.

    Check out the job description here!

  • Become a Sponsor for Raising the Bar

    Become a Sponsor for Raising the Bar

    Are you looking to get your brand in front of an educated group of people from across Colorado? Raising the Bar is the place for you.

    Sponsoring this conference will not only promote your business or organization, it will also show your support for a youth population that is informed, educated and able to make responsible decisions about their sexual health.

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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