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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Tyler, the Creative
January 4, 2021

Meet Tyler, the Creative.

Tell us about Tyler, the Creative? Tyler, the Creative is an independently owned and operated PR, events and marketing company that offers affordable services to musicians, podcaster and other creatives alike. We operate in Denver, Salt Lake City and beyond. How did you get your start? The business...
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Stay at Home Silent Disco
December 16, 2020

Stay Home Silent Disco #2

[Denver, CO] December 16, 2020 — Start the new year off right, by grabbing some bubbly and dancing 2020 off from the comfort of your living room. On Friday, January 8, 2021 from 9-10:30 p.m. MT Sinistarr, Erin Stereo and Boyhollow, are streaming beats to raise funds for three creative Colorado-based...
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Open Lab
December 1, 2020

How Youth on Record changed my life

Christian Dooley (former YOR youth), current volunteer
Youth on Record has easily been one of the most powerful communities I have been a part of in my life. To me, music is the ultimate universal language. While many arts are expressive in their own way, music has always brought out my true passion and energy to create and connect with others around...
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How We Safely Rehearsed & Filmed Founding Our Future
November 23, 2020

Safety & COVID - How We Safely Rehearsed & Filmed Founding Our Future

When our team started planning for Founding Our Future: An Arts Declaration of What’s Possible, we wanted to make sure we created space for creativity, collaboration, mentorship, and growth. It was important for us to do this in the safest way possible. We wanted to share our checklist with you and...
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November 10, 2020

YOR's Updated COVID restrictions

As an organization that is dedicated to the public good, we take seriously the care and safety of our community. As such, we believe it is our responsibility to not simply take the "minimum" amount of precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, but to go one step further by taking...
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YOR School
November 9, 2020

YOR School

YOR School took place from July 13th - July 30th, 2020. This was a 3-week professional development course that our teaching artists went through. They also had an opportunity to elevate their lesson plans and get creative while preparing for a virtual school year. Below is a recap from my...
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Civil Unrest Preparedness with Jami Duffy
November 1, 2020

Civil Unrest Preparedness with Jami Duffy

The Youth on Record team put together a civil unrest plan for the organization and the team, and after sharing this with a few community partners, we decided to share our process and plan with the larger community. Our Executive Director hosted an online conversation with respected members of local...
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