• Intersectionality in Sex Ed

    caiablogCYM's Communications Coordinator, Jessica Higgins, recently attended the Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference. The keynote speech on intersectionality and human rights got her thinking: how does intersectionality apply to sex ed?

    To read our latest blog, click here. 

  • 2017 National Sexual Health Conference

    Colorado Youth Matter is proud to be a supporting partner for the 2017 National Sexual Health Conference! This conference aims to create opportunities to share information, efforts, and best practices around sexual health across the lifespan by bridging the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care, among others.

    For more information on the 2017 National SHC, click here. 

  • 2016 SASH Report

    2016 SASH Report

    Announcing the 2016 State of Adolescent Sexual Health (SASH) Report! This report provides up-to-date data and recommendations for youth sexual health across Colorado. 


  • Interactive Map

    mapWant to know more about the county you live in? Check out CYM's interactive map of Colorado to learn about teen pregnancy rates, STI data, and more county by county. 


    Click here to see the interactive map!

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, Colorado Youth Matter strengthens leadership and advances the movement for youth sexual health by helping communities across Colorado reach their desired academic and health goals.


Colorado Youth Matter opened its doors in 1984 to provide training for educators and build a statewide network to advance the well-being of teen parents. Since then, it remains 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.

The State of Adolescent Sexual Health

SASH 2016Stay up to date with Colorado-specific data about teen birth and sexually transmitted infection rates with Colorado Youth Matter's State of Adolescent Sexual Health (SASH) Report. 

Purchase a copy of the 2016 State of Adolescent Sexual Health Report here.

View the SASH archives for data from previous years.

Update on TGYS Funding

Since 2009, Colorado Youth Matter has been fortunate to be a Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) grantee. This funding, provided by the State of Colorado, allowed us to expand the services provided in our Colorado's Network for Youth Development. With six dynamic clubs serving hundreds of youth each year, we supported leadership development, youth sexual health education, and social and emotional learning through additional funding incentives.

Unfortunately, we were not accepted as a grantee for the 2018-20 grant cycle. We would like to thank the grant review committee for their time and efforts in evaluating our proposal. Congratulations to the new and returning TGYS grantees.

While we are disappointed in the loss of a great partnership, we will continue to provide the best support possible to the clubs of Colorado's Network for Youth Development.

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