Having Conversations About Sensitive Topics

There are a lot of intense discussions happening around the world right now. Our kids are trying to figure out what they think about the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, protests, political elections and more. It is easy for anyone to get into a heated argument, and right now many of those are happening in the virtual world via social media and videos. It is more important than ever to remind ourselves and our kids how to be thoughtful about the way we talk with others. For tips, see this helpful guide on Promoting Civil Discourse. See the LPS website for more information on Talking about Tough Topics.


Opportunities for Youth to Get Involved:

Youth Survey about Mental Health - Share Your Thoughts!

The Behavioral Health Task Force was commissioned by Governor Jared Polis with the mission of evaluating and setting the roadmap to improve the current behavioral health system in the state. They are looking for feedback from youth about mental health 

Adapting and Moving Forward - A Virtual Conversation for Youth Ages 14-20


July 18, 11-1pm Colorado Time (1-3pm EST)

Join young people from around the country to discuss adapting strategies and moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic and continued racial injustice. From life plans changing and lack of social interaction to nationwide protests and advocating for racial equality, we know that life is uncertain, scary, frustrating, and confusing. If you are between the ages of 14 and 20, we want you to be a part of this listening and learning session. We want to hear your voice; we want to hear your experiences; we want you to be represented!

2020 “Be the Change” Virtual Youth Training Program

July 20-23, 2020

Each year, a group of rock star young people ages 14-18 connect with like-minded peers from around the country who are passionate leaders of change in their schools and communities. While this awesome experience typically happens in-person, we’re making the program virtual, as now more than ever, young people’s voices demand to be heard!