With our partners, we have provided 57,000 books to K-3 students, 8000 meals for students, and 300 youth jobs!

Young Adults for Positive Action (YAPA) was established in 1996 from the need to provide the youth of Metropolitan Denver with the tools and marketable skills necessary to ensure their success into the 21st Century.

YAPA provides the youth of Metropolitan Denver with the skills required by today's business while emphasizing the power of a quality education and positive civic engagement. Services offered through Young Adults for Positive Action include: Summer Leadership Training, Colorado Youth Leadership Institute, Hospitality Opportunity and Services Training, and Placement Educational Training.

 The GROWTH Initiative

The GROWTH Initiative now has its own webpage! The GROWTH Initiative was designed to ensure that high-quality education and career opportunities are available to students and families in Far Northeast Denver and surrounding communities. Its mission is to expand economic and educational opportunities within the Far Northeast Denver and Aurora neighborhoods to create freedom for informed and inspired communities. To find out more about this collective impact effort and ways you or your organization can partner, please visit The GROWTH Initiative website at: http://growthinitiativecolorado.org/ or click on the link below.


Operation: Moving Forward

YAPA in the Community

In July, Young Adults for Positive Action helped to host the first annual Parent and Community Engagement Retreat in order to give Parent Coordinators in schools the tools and resources needed to help with wraparound services in Far Northeast schools. See the highlights below!

During the month of June, Young Adults for Positive Action hosted its Summer Leadership and One Imagination Camps. See below for a 'behind-the-scenes' peek at One Imagination in action!