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LAST CHANCE! Ticket sales are still open for our Star Wars: The Last Jedi Private Screening THIS SATURDAY, December 16th at 2pm. Can’t attend? Purchase a ticket for a youth in need to have a day at the movies. 

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Sales are now open! Join us on December 16th at 2pm for a private screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Colorado Mills Stadium 16.

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John's Story

I was angry and it was hard for me to trust people – a pretty natural outcome when an infant is placed in foster care…

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Into the Night

Our fundraising gala was a hair-raising SUCCESS thanks to our attendees, sponsors and partners, and generous volunteers!

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Who We Are

The Colorado Teen Project can’t help every youth facing adversity. But we can help one youth at a time live mindful, connected and dynamic lives.

20,000

youth per year leave foster care with no place to go

74%

of former foster youth go to prison without a better path

$7.8

billion saved in social costs by helping one youth at a time

Why CTP

Foster youth who are aging out of the system have higher rates of being undereducated, underemployed and becoming homeless. 62% of former foster youth end up homeless and only 5% attend college. Youth who leave foster care often find themselves on their own with no housing or support from their family or community. 

Without mentoring and important tools to navigate their next steps, many foster youth find themselves homeless, drug addicted, pregnant and/or in jail. The Colorado Teen Project creates significant life changes for the youth we serve.

Mission

Programs

Project:Self-Start

At the core of Project:SELF-START we offer sustainable mentoring relationships by partnering youth with goal-oriented, supportive mentors. Workshops, career assessments, skills training and assistance surrounding stability and career exploration support a journey toward opportunity and self-discovery while building a positive growth mindset.

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Project:Grow

Project:GROW empowers underserved youth through garden-based education. CTP works with youth in transition to become gardeners, harvesters and potential team leaders for Colorado-based community gardens and farms — reinforcing sustainable organic gardening, healthy business practices and responsible leadership. 

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Project: Mindfulness

Through guided mindfulness practices with area practitioners, youth learn how to settle a busy mind, direct and sustain attention, explore limiting thoughts, build a positive growth mindset and culivate compassion with their peers. Research shows that practicing mindfulness benefits the body and mind. 

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“I turned 18 a month before I graduated from high school. The day after graduation, I was kicked out of my foster home, where I had been living for two years. I was 18, a high school graduate on my way to college in the fall, and I was homeless.” — Nicole, former foster youth | Youth Stories

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