Mama JAH performing during Founding our Future
July 6, 2021

YOR Interview with Mama JAH

What has been your personal experience with Youth on Record? My personal experience with Youth on Record has been the most satisfying, exciting roller coaster ride. I've learned so much about myself. I’ve learned about who I am as an artist. I think the best part about my experience with Youth on...
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Youth on Record
June 15, 2021

Homegrown Youth on Record Attracts Big National Funding to Support a “Big Idea.”

Homegrown Youth on Record Attracts Big National Funding to Support a “Big Idea.” YOR awarded $1 Million in funding from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott and partner Dan Jewett. They will use the funds to expand local youth efforts and to increase opportunities for community-minded musicians. Ten years...
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Follow the Funds
June 15, 2021

Follow Our Million Dollar Journey Here

From the $1 Million Dollar Email and Phone Call.... To opening up a bank account at Fidelity and meeting a possible future board member.... To Jami secretly recording a video from the courtyard at Youth on Record... Then...on June 10th, finding out the donor was going to announce! We got to tell the...
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Denver Business Journal Best Place to Work
May 13, 2021

Revealed: Denver's 2021 Best Places to Work honorees (Small category)

The workplace has changed dramatically for many of us during the Covid-19 pandemic, but the best companies know that culture doesn't stop at their doorway. Smart leaders are finding new ways to keep their workforce engaged — and literally meeting their employees "where they're at." Denver Business...
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Denver Business Journal Winners Revealed
May 11, 2021

DBJ's 40 under 40 | Jami Duffy

Jami Duffy joined Youth on Record as executive director in 2009. Under her leadership, the art-and-education-focused nonprofit has experienced 1,200% growth. During the past year, Jami and her colleagues have converted their studio to a virtual platform and continued to care for their team amid the...
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Youth on Record Statement on Anti-Asian Racism and Violence
March 24, 2021

Youth on Record Statement on Anti-Asian Racism and Violence

Youth on Record is saddened and infuriated at the continued racist and white supremacist violence targeting Asian women in the United States. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of those murdered. We have chosen not to name those murdered here as their family members have begun to...
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YOR Thought Leadership Series: How Whole Communities Can and Should Address Education Inequities
March 19, 2021

YOR Thought Leadership Series: How Whole Communities Can and Should Address Education Inequities

On Friday, 3/12, we sat down for a conversation with Youth on Record's Program Directors and Board Vice President to share their observations at the one-year COVID-19 mark, and make recommendations about how to best reach and teach our young people. Key Recommendations: The current academic calendar...
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Wynn Rutberg
March 16, 2021

Music: It’s Effects and Superpowers on Teens

Music plays an important role in everybody's life. But have you ever thought about the educational benefits it has, especially on teens? Or how about the feeling of acceptance one can get from listening to their favorite song? Music, especially playing music, has so many benefits to teens, including...
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Meet Jacob Smith, YOR's Director of Community Giving
February 24, 2021

Meet Jacob Smith

We are thrilled to introduce you to Jacob Smith, Youth on Record's Director of Community Giving. Please give a warm welcome to Jacob! Jacob Smith (He/his) is a diehard black queer feminist and abolitionist organizer fighting for a joyful and pleasurable future without oppressive systems. Through his...
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Youth on Record
January 15, 2021

Nonprofit Teams are on the Brink.

Nonprofit Teams are on the Brink. Here's How Foundations Can Help: An Open Letter to Community Foundations from a Concerned Executive Director I just got off a heartbreaking call with a fellow nonprofit executive director. It was the third such call today. She’s reached her limit. Relying on anti...
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