August 29, 2023

Women’s Equality Day: How YOR is Championing Young Femmes in Creative Industry

On the coattails of Women’s Equality Day this past weekend, Youth on Record (YOR) reflects on the powerful leaders who have paved the way for women and nonbinary professionals in the music industry nationwide and locally in Denver. However, we simultaneously recognize the barriers to success that...
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July 26, 2023

UMS Doubles Down on Mission in Second Year of Youth on Record Ownership

The life of a performing artist often means spending hours piled inside tour vans, crammed into hotel rooms, and sweating through rehearsals. In the midst of the chaos, the Underground Music Showcase (UMS) is committed to providing the hundreds of artists that play its festival each year with...
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June 8, 2023

Youth on Record Goes to New Orleans

Dear New Orleans, your energy, culture, cuisine, music, and vibe! It is one thing to go visit New Orleans, it’s another story to go to New Orleans and connect directly with culture bearers connected to the source of music and culture. - Love, Youth on Record This May, Stephen Smith-Contreras...
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June 5, 2023

Youth on Record Celebrates 9th Annual Block Party

ABOUT THE BLOCK PARTY: Youth on Record's Block Party and Community Celebration will bring together hundreds of community members on June 10th for a day-long youth-led music festival. This is a Youth Led and Youth Designed event with support from Youth on Record (YOR) Staff . The event will take...
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April 26, 2023

Youth on Record Releases New Youth-Led, Youth-Produced Podcast: Youth on Rewind

Youth on Rewind is a new podcast from Youth on Record (YOR) which will amplify the voices, stories, and ideas of young storytellers. The show will feature an array of youth produced stories, interviews, poetry, music, and other audio art guided by the creative visions of paid podcasting interns. An...
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March 23, 2023

Youth on Record Highlighted in the Office of Children's Affairs 2023 Youth Violence Prevention Plan 

The Office of Children’s Affairs (OCA) recently released their 2023 Youth Violence Prevention Plan, which has been prepared by the members of a large, multi-sector coalition called the Youth Violence Prevention Action Table (YVPAT). This is part of the OCA’s public health approach to youth violence...
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February 22, 2023

Jami Duffy Named Notely Changemaker Recipient on Behalf of Youth on Record 

It’s been a high-profile and blessed month for Youth on Record (YOR), with our Executive Director, Jami Duffy, featured on the Denver Westword cover as the 2023 Impact Leader to watch, and now with the announcement from Notley , a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, that Duffy is one of...
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February 21, 2023

Youth on Record Announces 5th Annual Music Matters March

For the fifth year in a row, Youth on Record has assembled an incredible roster of partners to amplify a significant message: Music Matters. “Youth on Record is an integrated part of the Denver community and we’re always excited to engage local businesses around our creative youth development...
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February 10, 2023

Youth on Record Hires for New Role: Director of Academic Success

Youth on Record (YOR) is excited to announce that Stephen Smith-Contreras has been named Director of Academic Success. The hire marks YOR’s commitment to sustaining and expanding our school programs beyond Denver, Aurora, and Cherry Creek, and supports the development and implementation of career...
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January 23, 2023

YOR Team Q&A: Catching up with Andrea Viarrial-Murphy, Youth on Record’s Deputy Director!

Andrea Viarrial-Murphy has been on the Youth on Record team since 2010 as a board member and served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors from 2011-2013. At this time, YOR was still known by its previous name, Flobots.org. In her 12 years with YOR, Viarrial-Murphy has supported many facets of...
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