Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program - TGYS

Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program - TGYS The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program (TGYS) aims to reduce youth crime and violence, and child abuse and neglect in the State of Colorado.

Statewide funder for organizations that aim to reduce youth crime and violence and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Mission: To reduce youth crime and violence and prevent child abuse and neglect

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Mentor Colorado
01/07/2021

Mentor Colorado

January is officially National Mentoring Month in Colorado!
Thank you to Governor Jared Polis for this Proclamation declaring January National Mentoring Month and for the continued support of mentoring throughout our state.
Join us in celebrating the power of quality mentoring relationships!
#mentor #NationalMentoringMonth
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TGYS would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!
01/01/2021

TGYS would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!

Check out this nice write up on Prodigy Coffee House in Denver, which helps young adults build life skills through busin...
12/21/2020
Inside Prodigy Coffeehouse’s Revolutionary Social Enterprise Model

Check out this nice write up on Prodigy Coffee House in Denver, which helps young adults build life skills through business experience.

As a registered nonprofit, Prodigy Coffeehouse in Elyria-Swansea aims to help marginalized young adults build life skills through business experience.

Free learning Series for Early Childhood Professionals! Colorado ABCD is offering a free learning series titled, "Suppor...
12/17/2020
Early Learning Training | colorado-abcd

Free learning Series for Early Childhood Professionals!

Colorado ABCD is offering a free learning series titled, "Supporting Young Children & Families during a Pandemic".

Sessions are:
January 12, 2021, 6-7:30- Young Children and Families in a Pandemic-What do we know and what can we do?

February 9, 2021, 6-7:30- Social Emotional Development-Looking for Red Flags and Supporting Growth

March 9, 2021, 6-7:30- Building Resilience in Young Children

Learn more at their website linked below.

Afterschool Alliance
12/16/2020

Afterschool Alliance

Apply today!

To help prepare middle school youth for success in high school, New York Life Insurance Company Foundation will award 26 grants totaling $1.35 million to afterschool and summer programs nationwide through the 2021 Aim High grant competition.

Ten of the grants will focus on supporting programs’ efforts to address racial equity and social justice.

Apply by February 1, 2021 to become an Aim High grantee: 3to6.co/AimHigh

Family First-Related Funding OpportunityThe Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is pleased to announce a fundin...
12/07/2020
FAMILY FIRST TRANSITION ACT FUNDS: REQUEST FOR FUNDING

Family First-Related Funding Opportunity

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity, utilizing a portion of Transition Act funds, to support Family First implementation activities. Over the next three years, CDHS will be awarding up to $1.5 million for efforts that align with the following three outcomes and associated priority funding areas:

Outcome 1: Children, youth and families have timely access to a continuum of community-based, prevention-focused services that meet their needs, promote safety and well-being, and keep families together.

Priority Funding Area 1: Expand the prevention services continuum in a way that addresses locally identified needs, meets Family First requirements, addresses inequities across the state, and emphasizes cultural responsiveness.
Outcome 2: When necessary, children are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like setting possible that is aligned with their individual needs, high-quality, time-limited and focused on treatment.

Priority Funding Area 2: Build a continuum of placement options that include high-quality QRTPs as well as sufficient options for lower levels of family-based care.
Outcome 3: Colorado has a strong foundation from which to launch Family First implementation efforts and support a successful and smooth roll-out.

Priority Funding Area 3: Address known and potential barriers to Family First implementation.
CDHS is now accepting the first cycle of application submissions. Applications will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary panel twice yearly. Up to $500,000 will be awarded each calendar year on a rolling basis, through October 2023. The first round of applications are due on January 31st, 2021, 11:59 pm MST. The review will occur over the following month, and the announcement of awards will occur between March 1-12.
CDHS encourages applications that are innovative and bold, community and data-informed, demonstrate collaboration, and promote equity. All interested applicants must complete the application linked here.

https://form.jotform.com/203356805306149?mc_cid=9b1d002bf6&mc_eid=a1fbc99b0b

Please click the link to complete this form.

Check out this free training sponsored by Colorado Afterschool Partnership
12/01/2020

Check out this free training sponsored by Colorado Afterschool Partnership

ATTENTION COLORADO PROVIDERS:
CAP is offering a free professional development course on youth mental health.

It will be offered virtually via a portal and Zoom. You will need a camera and sound. Closer to the date of your class, you will receive a link via email to complete your preworks; a quiz, a 2-hour self-paced module, and a Zoom tutorial.

Once completed, you will have access to the 6-hour instructor-led Zoom class for the date and time above.

#mentalhealth #afterschoolproviders #education #edu #virtualclass #professionaldevelopment #coloradoafterschool

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The latest Chronicle of Evidenced Based Mentoring gives ideas on how to help youth cope with the bordem of being sociall...
11/30/2020
The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring | Quaranteened! Helping Adolescents Cope with Boredom during COVID-19

The latest Chronicle of Evidenced Based Mentoring gives ideas on how to help youth cope with the bordem of being socially isolated during the pandemic.

Check it out below:

https://www.evidencebasedmentoring.org/quaranteened-helping-adolescents-cope-with-boredom-during-covid-19/

Quaranteened! Helping Adolescents Cope with Boredom during COVID-19 November 24, 2020/0 Comments/in Editors Blog /by Jean Rhodes As we head into the holidays and face additional shutdowns and school closing, many children and adolescents are struggling with boredom and isolation. In this article (ex...

Colorado Gives Day is coming up on December 8th!Have you browsed the website to find nonprofits near you doing incredibl...
11/20/2020
ColoradoGives

Colorado Gives Day is coming up on December 8th!

Have you browsed the website to find nonprofits near you doing incredible work that you'd like to support? There's still time!

A ColoradoGives Giving Card is a unique and thoughtful gift. Purchase one for a friend, colleague or family member, and they’ll receive a virtual card to invest in any nonprofit featured on ColoradoGives.org or KidsforColoradoGives.org.

Happy Thursday, all! Wanted to share this opportunity with you.Funding Available for a Shared Risk and Protective Factor...
10/15/2020
Substance Misuse Prevention

Happy Thursday, all! Wanted to share this opportunity with you.

Funding Available for a Shared Risk and Protective Factor Approach to Substance Misuse Prevention

The purpose of this Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit applications from local organizations and agencies to implement an evidence-based shared risk and protective factor approach to preventing substance misuse in Colorado.

There are two options for funding: Option A allows you to organize your community to be prepared to address any upstream prevention needs. Awardees develop the community coalition’s skills so they are prepared to review data and address solutions over time, no matter what the solution may be. Option B allows you to organize your community for one specific solution you have already identified. You are ready to act on this one strategy, and the funding may end sooner than Option A since your community already knows the solution you will seek. Both options will continue to emphasize our commitments to community mobilization, data-informed and evidence-informed decision-making, and a focus on racial and social equity.

Find more information at colorado.gov/cdphe/ctc

Back to injury prevention

10/15/2020
Greta Thunberg

Check out Rise Above Colorado's contest for youth to receive a FREE ticket to the virtual screening of 'I am Greta.' Information in their post!
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"You must unite behind the science. You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never ever be an option." -Greta Thunberg

Our contest to give away 20 FREE tickets to an exclusive, virtual showing of ‘I Am Greta’ continues! To win a ticket, simply tell us something YOU do to help fill the world with good. Random acts of kindness, volunteering, or supporting a friend are all great examples. Comment below or use the #IRiseAbove hashtag on posts of your own showing us how you fill the world with good for a chance to be entered. Every comment/photo counts as an entry, and we’ll randomly select names and announce winners this Friday afternoon. Good luck, everyone!

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=660388181269893

In cinemas worldwide starting October 16. And on hulu November 13. Here’s the official trailer:

Some of our TGYS grantees were able to participate as features in the Child Abuse and Neglect Campaign. You can find the...
10/08/2020
Aurora Community Connections Family Resource Center: A second home to underserved families

Some of our TGYS grantees were able to participate as features in the Child Abuse and Neglect Campaign. You can find their stories here: https://co4kids.org/community/aurora-community-connections-family-resource-center-second-home-underserved-families and here: https://co4kids.org/community/aspire-3d-helping-families-build-foundation-brighter-future

By actively addressing points of vulnerability such as stress, working to decrease risk factors and increase protective factors, ACC is doing the work to help parents be able to focus on all of the ways that they can care for their children.

Governor Jared Polis
09/22/2020

Governor Jared Polis

🇺🇸🗳️ Today is National Voter Registration Day! Tag three friends to make sure they’re registered!

Simply visit GoVoteColorado.Gov to either register to vote or to update your registration information.

Although the deadline to register and receive a ballot in the mail is October 26, you can still register and vote up to 7 pm on November 3 (Election Day). But might as well get it done today!

We have updated our Dashboard!New data is available through the Colorado Statewide Youth Development Plan Dashboard. The...
09/22/2020
Early childhood data added to Statewide Youth Development Plan Dashboard

We have updated our Dashboard!

New data is available through the Colorado Statewide Youth Development Plan Dashboard. The SYDP Dashboard was designed with two goals: support and encourage funding alignment for Colorado's youth systems and support local communities in accessing key data points. Colorado’s youth-serving organizations can use the heat map to better coordinate services, understand gaps in service, and develop a clearer picture of what’s happening in their communities.

Read all of the updates and access the Dashboard here: https://co4kids.org/community/early-childhood-data-added-statewide-youth-development-plan-dashboard?mc_cid=24691e4e39&mc_eid=20bd323397

Updates provide visual representation of protective factors and risk factors in every community.

Did you know the Colorado Mentoring Summit led by Mentor Colorado is going virtual? Check out the information below!
09/18/2020
Register Now for 9th Annual Colorado Mentoring Summit (Virtual) on Zoom, Thu Oct 22, 2020 - Fri Oct 23, 2020

Did you know the Colorado Mentoring Summit led by Mentor Colorado is going virtual? Check out the information below!

Buy tickets for 9th Annual Colorado Mentoring Summit (Virtual) on Zoom, Thu Oct 22, 2020 - Fri Oct 23, 2020 - Join MENTOR Colorado, mentoring professionals, and experts from around the country for the 9th annual Colorado Mentoring Summit on October 22 - 23, 2020 - VIRTUAL! While we will miss being w...

The Comprehensive Healthcare for Adolescents Initiative (CHAI) project at Texas A&M University is recruiting young peopl...
09/17/2020

The Comprehensive Healthcare for Adolescents Initiative (CHAI) project at Texas A&M University is recruiting young people for a Youth Advisory Group.

They are recruiting 20 young people from all across the country that represent different lived experiences.

All races and all ethnicities
From small towns to big cities
All genders and all beliefs
Involved in activities or needing relief
From straight-A students to no longer attending
Everyone can help us have a better understanding

Apply here: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/iTP3.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f6d251b1ddf0dd85708c6ce3e&id=71882a86ef&e=95f3b414d1__;!!KwNVnqRv!Wj3DM_uF_hSmwYZhnRYCLfXKUPMBY9A58Pci3XLuidMhZhDkv-MaoEsMsYBBKelT$

09/08/2020
CO4Kids

Did you know that today starts Youth Awareness Week?

To launch 2020 Youth Awareness Week, young adults and child welfare professionals talk about why youth voice is important and how it improves our communities.

We're proud to partner with many organizations, including Shiloh House, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, Urban Peak, Elevating Connections, Office of The Child's Representative, Project Foster Power, Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center, to offer a week of youth engagement and professional development opportunities.

08/20/2020
Personal Information - Trauma-Skilled Schools Back-to-School Virtual Institute

Schools and districts face many uncertainties as they look to reopening for the 2020–2021 school year. From the health-related concerns brought about by COVID–19 and subsequent related economic uncertainties to the ongoing challenges of racial inequities and social justice, trauma has increasingly affected our students and our communities.
While it is helpful to be trauma-aware and trauma-informed, it is more vital than ever that our schools also take the next step to become Trauma-Skilled by applying and building on their existing awareness and information. Every adult in the system must have a deep understanding of trauma and its impact on student behavior and readiness to learn. In addition, every adult must have the SKILLS necessary to create a culture that is supportive of students impacted by trauma.

To help schools address the effects of trauma and build a supportive culture for trauma-impacted students, the National Dropout Prevention Center is sponsoring a second Trauma-Skilled Schools Back-to-School Virtual Institute to be held on August 25, 27, and September 1, 2020, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm (ET).
For more information on the Trauma-Skilled Schools Back-to-School Virtual Institute or to view the agenda please Click here for the event summary.https://web.cvent.com/event/dd60aea2-568d-4626-b7de-12ad2f596c2e/?locale=en-US&i=L-FCstS0x0ayhRvBW4hYVQ

Building Bridges Groundwork: An online training session focused on privilege and oppression, through the lens of racial ...
08/19/2020
BB Groundwork Session 8.20-10.20 (BIPOC)

Building Bridges Groundwork: An online training session focused on privilege and oppression, through the lens of racial equity.

Groundwork sessions are a great starting place for folks new to Building Bridges and invested in deepening their journey of inclusion and equity. These one-time sessions are provided in race-based affinity groups in order to center racial equity and growth. Participating in a Groundwork session is also a prerequisite for our Fall cohort-based trainings that will be delivered over a series of sessions.

BIPOC Groundwork Session:

https://www.betterunite.com/buildingbridges-bbgroundworksession820-920bipoc

August 20th from 4-6pm MST

September 3rd from 4-6pm MST

White Groundwork Session:

https://www.betterunite.com/buildingbridges-bbgroundworksession820-920whiteindividuals

August 6th from 4-6pm MST SOLD OUT

August 20th from 10am - 12pm MST SOLD OUT

September 3rd from 4-6pm MST

September 17th from 10am - 12pm MST

An online training session focused on privilege and oppression, through the lens of racial equity.

Join us for our STRYDE - Statewide Regional Youth Development Event September 23 Virtual event at 9:30am.   Register on ...
08/19/2020
STRYDE registration- September 23

Join us for our STRYDE - Statewide Regional Youth Development Event September 23 Virtual event at 9:30am. Register on this link here: https://forms.gle/K4GCe24bLQGnUE738



Virtual meeting goals:

· Showcase local youth data and discuss changing needs in the time of COVID.

· Create local connections to maximize resources for youth ages 9 to 25.

Sign up below for our Colorado Statewide Regional Youth Development Event (STRYDE) Resources, Gaps & Themes. Please invite community-based organizations that serve youth ages 9 through 25 across Colorado. Join us for our September 23 Virtual event at 9:30am. Virtual meeting goals: -Showcase the Colo...

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The Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) Program is a program authorized by §26-6.8-101 through 106, C.R.S. and intended to provide funding to community-based organizations that serve children, youth and their families with services designed to reduce youth crime and violence and to prevent child abuse and neglect. Entities eligible for funding include non-profit organizations, local governments, schools, and faith-based organizations. TGYS is primarily supported by Master Settlement Agreement Tobacco funds and General Funds and is housed in the Youth Services Unit in the Division of Child Welfare at the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(303) 866-4115

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