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: email@example.com - 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.
Coloroado Issues - Westminster Middle Schooler Chosen as Kid Reporter for International Magazine - Jan. 1, 2017
Jacob McNab, a 7th grade student from Westminster, is one of 39 Kid Reporters in the U.S. and abroad chosen for the current Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. Jacob and his mother, Becky, discuss the process that resulted in the honor, and how being a Kid Reporter fits with Jacob’s aspirations in life. Their stories appear online at the Scholastic News website and in issues of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, which reach more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide. Information about the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps can be found at www.scholastic.com/kidspress.
Denver audiologist Jyoti Juneja with Hi Health Innovations says untreated hearing loss has consequences far beyond simply not hearing well. She discusses the consequences, and indicates what steps can be taken to prevent, slow down, or treat hearing loss. The website for the Hearing Loss Association is HearingLoss.org