Jeff Hunt from the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University cites disturbing statistics since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado. He details a strategy the Centennial Institute has initiated to address the effects of marijuana use on public safety and the well-being of families. Centennial.ccu.edu
Laura Kent runs the mentoring program in which members of the community do short-term mentoring of serious-minded gifted DPS students. Laura describes the program and what students and mentors qualify, and tells some of the many success stories that have resulted. For more information go to CommunityResourcesInc.org.
Denver is among the top 4 cities in the U.S. plagued by human and sexual trafficking. John De Young, a teacher from Valor Christian High School, and students from 7 area high schools are putting on the SHIFT Justice Conference Saturday, March 11, with experts in law enforcement as well as other fields educating attenders about human trafficking. John gives an overview of the conference, the tactics of perpetrators, and information on what people can do about it. For additional information about the conference, go to ShiftJustice.com