Steps to Success is always proud to participate in Montbello's National Night Out activities, and this year was no exception! Don't miss our photos and awesome videos of the night!
Youth in Far Northeast Denver ask residents to talk about their community.
Aggressive behavior in schools is a problem that can seriously disrupt teaching and learning for all students, not just those that are hostile or engage in fighting. Spanish research suggests that a socio-emotional learning (SEL) program can help to reduce aggression among youth by increasing their levels of empathy.
On Saturday, April 26th Steps to Success and Signal of Expression—a youth group from Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College—filmed interviews at the Boys & Girls Club Race Against Violence and at Z Place. The interviews aimed to capture what people love about living in Far Northeast Denver and will be incorporated into a 4 minute documentary. Our movie will be available on May 26th. Check out photos from the day here.
On April 19th our superstar Community Site Manager, Shelli Brown, and two Positive Recognition Award recipients were interviewed by local radio legend Dr. Daddio. Jump to minute 21 to hear the spectacular interview!
On April 3rd we celebrated amazing youth in Montbello! Schools all over the neighborhood nominated students for awards in the areas of Positive Behavior, Community Service and Celebration of Growth. Over 20 young people received awards surrounded by friends, family mentors and teachers. We can't wait for our fall awards banquet!
Check out photos from the 2014 Steps to Success Positive Recognition Spring Awards Banquet here
The initial results from a study analyzing youth violence in a small Denver neighborhood finds that the roots of adolescent delinquency may be found in tumultuous, early home-life experiences.
The first year of a multi-million dollar study found that living in chaotic families and early exposure to violence and substance abuse are the primary factors leading to violence among adolescents in Denver's Montbello neighborhood.
The CU-Boulder study is a five-year project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Starting this year, a community board will begin to implement more evidence based strategies and programs to reduce crime.
Community leaders in northeast Denver’s Montbello neighborhood are kicking off a five year, federally-funded project to reduce youth violence. CU Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence is leading the effort. Colorado Public Radio’s Anna Panoka was at the innaugural meeting Thursday. She spoke with one community activist who was a bit skeptical about the research-based model the project aims to bring into the neighborhood. - See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/youth-crime-project-targets-northeast-denver-neighborhood#sthash.7l9mdRfq.dpuf
A five year project that aims to lower a recent alarming rise in youth violence in some of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods is underway.
A $6.5 million federal award was slow to arrive, delaying a five-year project to research — and decrease — youth violence in Denver's Montbello neighborhood. But the program is finally taking off this week.
A five-year project to improve the lives of youth in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood will kick off Feb. 16-17 with public meetings on the Evie Garrett Dennis Campus. - See more at: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2012/02/02/cu-boulder-led-effort-reduce-youth-violence-denver%E2%80%99s-montbello-neighborhood#sthash.COR4tzYY.dpuf
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will spend $6.5 million in Denver's Montbello neighborhood to learn about adolescent violence and test prevention strategies.
The effort will be led by CU-Boulder's Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, which CDC also named a National Academic Center for Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention. In prior years only 10 other schools in the nation have received the designation, including Harvard University, the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley.