• Colorado Youth Matter is hiring!

    Colorado Youth Matter is hiring!

     Colorado Youth Matter is seeking applicants for several positions to join our dynamic team! 

    Read the job descriptions here.

  • Apply to be on our Youth Advisory Board!

    Apply to be on our Youth Advisory Board!

    The primary role of the Youth Advisory Board is to advise and make recommendations to CYM’s programs, trainings, research, events, and policies to determine that they are accessible and inclusive to young people in Colorado. 

    Apply online or download a PDF version.

  • 2015 Legislative Session in Review

    2015 Legislative Session in Review

    2015 was a tough legislative session in Colorado that yielded few outcomes due to a divided House and Senate slowed by gridlock and partisanship. Check out our latest blog post as we reflect on successes, challenges and the road ahead with each of the bills Colorado Youth Matter supported or opposed this year.

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 Youth Matter's 2014 Annual Report

Interested in the work going on at Colorado Youth Matter? Read our newly released 2014 Annual Report for information about our strategic plan and highlights from the year.

Youth Sexual Health in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has developed a comprehensive plan to improve youth sexual health outcomes in Colorado, resulting in the publication, Youth Sexual Health in Colorado: A Call to Action. Colorado Youth Matter and The Healthy Colorado Youth Alliance were honored to be chosen to develop the Call to Action with the dedicated staff at CDPHE.

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