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
Jon Proctor, president of Paladin Rescue Alliance, will be a presenter at a conference in Denver at the Valor Center on Human Trafficking. Paladin works in Southeast Asia rescuing victims of human trafficking. Get information at PaladinRescue.org, and information about the conference at ShiftJustice.com.
Colorado Issues - How To Extend Classroom Education from the Theoretical into the Practical - Feb. 12, 2017
There are thousands of real-life resources in Denver including people from all walks of life who can tell students in classrooms about themselves and their work, mentors who can bring a student into his or her workplace to show how something is done, and organizations which can participate in a large event such as product fairs. Sue Edwards from Community Resources Inc. helps Denver Public Schools find and match these resources. She describes her work on “Colorado Issues.” For more information, go to CommunityResourcesInc.org.
John Zabawa, president and CEO of Seniors’ Resource Center discusses the whole range of resources available to seniors, caretakers, and anxious children of seniors. If you’re approaching those years, or have a parent who is, the place to start getting all the information you need about resources available to seniors is the Seniors Resource Center. Srcaging.org
Natriece Bryant, Consumer Education and Public Outreach Coordinator for DORA (Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies) outlines why scams succeed when perpetrated against Seniors, and how to protect yourself or your loved ones. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: 303-894-7741.
The needs and temperaments of wildlife changes during the winter months in Colorado. Jennifer Churchill from the Colorado Department of Parks & Wildlife tells you what you need to know about wildlife in the metro areas as well as wildlife in the mountains and plains. Check them out here: Cpw.state.co.us
The promise is in the name: Family Promise of Greater Denver. Executive Director Allie Card discusses the organization’s results-oriented solution to homelessness for families with children. Find out more at FamilyPromiseOfGreaterDenver.org
Colorado is one of 5 states in the nation with the fewest number of health-based drinking water violations. Hubert Colas, president of FluksAqua Americas, discusses the data and the reasons why Colorado’s water is such high quality. FluksAqua Americas works with water providers and wastewater treatment plants throughout the nation to improve and sustain water quality.