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.

Mission

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

 

Vision

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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