Youth United University accepting students for 2021 cohort

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Limited spots are still available for the 2021 cohort of Youth United University.

Youth United University (Y.U.U.) is a “learning curriculum designed for students in grades 6 to 8 that equips them with an understanding of the vast diversity the world holds.” The “mission is to cultivate a spirit of anti-racism, systemic change and activism,” states Y.U.U.’s website.

The 2021 2021 cohort takes place July 6 through Aug. 3. The workshops will take place virtually every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m.

“Y.U.U. provides students with an age-based curriculum that provides education about race-based topics, creating space for students to build a sense of self awareness, practice what they’ve learned and provide a toolkit for students to take action,” states a news release.

Facilitators are Lana Hailemariam, a Denver resident who is a Gallup Certified Clifton Strengths Coach and Certified Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner; Michael Acuna, a local artist who “utilizes creativity to engage restorative justice, social equality and mental health through poetry, music and creative workshop,” states the website; and Shalelia Dillard, a Denver native and educator. They will answer the youths’ questions about “ethnicity, race and what's happening in the world right now,” states the Y.U.U. website.

Deadline to register is July 5. Registration fee is $55 registration fee with scholarships available. To learn more or to register, visit https://youthuniteduniversity.com.  

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