Weekly Wokely
January 14, 2020

A word from our Director of Programs, Brent Adams

This past Thursday as we prepared to begin our weekly development meeting (Weekly Wokely), I sat back for a moment in awe. I was caught and struck by the number of program staff we now have, the diversity of strength and insight reflected among us, and the deep loving commitment to our students and...
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Suzi Q. Smith
January 8, 2020

Youth on Record Hires Celebrated Poet, Author, and Arts Advocate Suzi Q Smith as Executive Teaching Artist

Youth on Record Hires Celebrated Poet, Author, and Arts Advocate Suzi Q Smith as Executive Teaching Artist If you paid attention to Denver’s art scene in 2019, you know about Suzi Q. Smith. A born and raised Denverite from Park Hill, Ms. Smith is currently the Co-Chair of Denver’s Cultural Affairs...
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Michelle Rocqet
December 10, 2019

How Educators Can Battle Burnout with Inner-Life Work

We often view “professionalism” as the ability to separate and/or suppress our personal feelings from the job we are hired to do. But what happens when the job you are hired to do requires you to be open about your own personal experiences? In fact, what if it asks you to be your most vulnerable...
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November 12, 2019

A glimpse into CHSC

I currently teach music at Colorado High School Charter GES, with the homie Kalyn Heffernan. As winter sets in, the room feels warmer by the day as the students, Kalyn & I get to know one another and learn communally. Despite what google.maps may tell you, Colorado High School Charter is located in...
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Michelle Rocqet
October 29, 2019

A non-budgeter’s friendly guide to your emotional cash flow and balance sheet. Get ready to get your flow back in the budget.

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October 22, 2019

Meet Desmond aka UVOGIN

Desmond Dukes aka UVOGIN is a local Denver artist creating cosmic waves with his melodic beats and vowel driven vocal style! Originally from Texas, he recently travelled to Colorado to pursue his music career. He has a love for Japanese culture, and has been learning about their history and customs...
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Levi Double U
October 16, 2019

Get to know Music Ambassador Levi Double U

Tell us about your artist name? Levi Double U came from my original (and current) Instagram handle. When I was thinking about what I wanted to call myself as an artist, I struggled coming up with anything. I don’t really remember what made me think to use the random handle I came up with more than...
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YOR Teaching Artist, Mona Magno
October 14, 2019

Meet Mona Magno

Mona Magno wears a few different hats at Youth on Record. She runs the YOR girls program, FEMpowered, she is a Teaching Artist and she is the Co-Host on the My Youth on Record podcast. Outside of her work at YOR she is a songwriter who leads her own band under the name, Monalicious. She had been...
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Michelle Rocqet
September 17, 2019

Meet Teaching Artist, Michelle Rocqet

Michelle Rocqet is a Teaching Artist with Youth on Record, a member of Denver-based band The Milk Blossoms, and holds a B.S. in Music with a double emphasis in Commercial Vocal Performance and Recording Arts from CU Denver. Who has had a big impact on you becoming a musician? Since I was little, I...
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Jesus Rodriguez
September 9, 2019

The Impact of Professional Development

As a programs coordinator at Youth on Record I get the privilege to interact with youth on a daily basis and support them in their self/artist development. Being a lead for our after school program called Open Lab brings the opportunity to connect and communicate with youth in a way that they might...
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