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Youth Leadership

STAMP Conference

The STAMP Conference is a daylong diversity and inclusiveness conference/experience for middle school students designed and facilitated by high school students from across the Denver metro area. STAMP stands for Students Taking Action and Making Progress and the conference equips middle school youth from across the Denver area and beyond with tools to build more inclusive communities in their home schools. What makes this experience so unique is the coming together of diverse students from varied high schools and middle schools, representing public, private, charter and independent school communities. The high school leaders who plan the conference receive leadership and facilitation training and are empowered to design and create every workshop for the conference. In year one, we began with just a dozen high school leaders and in October 2015 we had 60 high school leaders creating, facilitating and leading the STAMP program.

Stamp Conference 2018

Students Taking Action and Making Progress

Date: Friday, October 12th, 2018

Venue: History Colorado Center, Denver, CO

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Bettina Love

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STAMP Leadership Summer Experience:

Purpose:

To develop student leaders who are engaged in culturally responsive dialogue, through experiential opportunities to promote leadership, social justice and equity in their communities.

More than a Leadership Camp:
As part of meeting the demand for more leadership opportunities for youth in our community, a summer program was piloted in 2015. This week long social justice, equity and leadership experience was very successful in its first year. We provided a unique opportunity for 10 high school students to develop leadership skills that are focused on social justice and community. Our curriculum ensured that students could engage with civic and community leaders and partake in experiential learning activities in the Denver Metro area and beyond. We wanted to emphasize the importance of intergenerational connections and looking at the world through the lens of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The success of the first year has been an inspiration to us. Every year since, we revisit and expand the curriculum of STAMP Summer Leadership Experience, or STAMP Camp, in different, meaningful ways.

STAMP will serve as our program for student leadership development. Our leadership will model opportunities for emerging, multicultural and transformational leadership with an emphasis on diversity, equity and social justice.

In addition, we are planning to grow as an organization and be recognized as a leader in the inclusiveness, equity and social justice field at the local, statewide and hopefully national levels.

STAMP Leadership Summer Experience

Social Justice & Equity Leadership Experience Summer 2018

Date: July 9-13, 2018

Venue: History Colorado Center

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High School Leaders share:

  • Being a STAMP leader was life changing!
  • This experience gave me the chance to be with other high school students from across Denver.
  • We worked together to make a difference and I think we did make a difference!
  • Because of this conference experience I will work to be more of an upstander in my community, and be more of a leader.

Past STAMP Conferences

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