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On the field trips, kids in the Denver Public School District get a chance to interact with nature firsthand rather than merely hearing about it, as in traditional, indoor environmental education programs. SPREE lets students observe the river’s ecosystem and connect to a natural space in the city, an experience that can ideally spark an interest in exploring nature in their free time. With funding aid to cover the costs of park usage, staff, and supplies, SPREE can provide these excursions for youth from low-income families for free.
610 South Jason Street
Denver,
CO
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1241 W Bayaud Ave
Denver,
CO
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Founder Teddi B has been in the training business since the '80s, and even spent time as a competitive bodybuilder. But she was tired of the fact that all the workouts she encountered were basically the same for women and men, without taking into account what she and other women wanted?a long, lithe, strong physique, without the bulk. So she set out to change that: Hot Mamas Exercise offers challenging and motivating fitness classes for women only, with a wide range of class times and onsite childcare to accommodate even the busiest schedules.
701 S Logan St. Suite 111
Denver,
CO
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The internationally acclaimed Big Air event makes its inaugural American appearance in Denver with two evenings of competition that pair a roster of global champs with a tremendous 300-foot-long jump. Tuesday, January 25 opens with the Nature Valley Big Air Challenge, pitting famed male freestyle skiers against one another to perform their best air-defying tricks while simultaneously slicing potatoes into miniature busts of Shaun White. Afterward, ski fans can cheer on the winners at the awards ceremony (8:15 p.m.), before being treated to a concert by Grammy-nominated rockers Switchfoot.
444 Sherman Street
Denver,
CO
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Art from Ashes (AfA) promotes artistic expression among youth in the care of human services and homeless shelters as well as those dealing with abuse and poverty. Working with local organizations, AfA sponsors poetry and theater workshops for youth aged 8–24, prompting them to tap into their imaginations and create art that reflects their inner strength and the issues they have overcome. The organization’s Phoenix Rising poetry-and-spoken-word program uses words to encourage inner development and help young people connect with their communities, and its Casting Shadows theater-and-play program helps youth express their feelings in a healthy way through dramatic performance. These programs are designed to provide ongoing tools for artistic expression and engage youth in the social sphere, encouraging them to facilitate change in their communities.
853 Inca St
Denver,
CO
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Raised in foster care, Lynn Price and her sister were separated while growing up. They have no memories from when they were kids—they never shared clothes or got to talk about boys, she related in a New York Times interview. Realizing that she and her sister had missed on on something crucial in life—a chance to experience the unconditional love of sisterhood—Lynn sought to prevent other children from experiencing this regret as adults. So in 1995, she founded Camp To Belong, a one-week summer-camp experience where siblings separated by foster care can reunite, play together, and build memories. Now, there are nine Camp To Belong sites in the United States and Australia, including Camp To Belong Colorado. Each of the camps offer exciting camp outdoor activities, such as swimming and horseback riding, with an emphasis on activities that siblings can do together.
789 Sherman Street
Denver,
CO
US
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