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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andrea viarrial-murphy
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, In her 12 years with YOR, Viarrial-Murphy has supported many facets of...
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January 20, 2023

Youth on Record Welcomes International Youth Ambassadors

It was a pleasure to host WorldDenver and the Youth Ambassadors at Youth on Record’s Youth Media Studio to enjoy a writing workshop this past December! WorldDenver is a nonprofit community organization here in Denver that recently welcomed a group of youth from Latin America (Costa Rica, the...
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December 23, 2022

YOR Team Q&A: Catching up with Mona Magno, Youth on Record’s Youth Success Manager!

Mona Magno has been on the Youth on Record team since 2017, when they joined YOR as a fellow and also as a Teaching Artist and FEMpowered Program Lead. This summer, they stepped into the role of Youth Success Manager! Catch up with Mona Magno, Youth Success Manager! Q: Hi Mona! What’s bringing you...
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erin roberts
December 8, 2022

Youth on Record Hires for New Role: Director of Music Ecosystems

Youth on Record (YOR) is excited to announce that Erin Roberts has been named Director of Music Ecosystems. The hire marks YOR's commitment to advancing the next generation of Colorado's creative workforce by building an education and apprenticeship pipeline for local venues and music festivals...
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jami and edwina
November 17, 2022

Youth Work Isn’t as Sweet as You Think – And It’s More Urgent Than You’re Imagining.

The kids are alright, right? Well, if they are, or have a chance to be, it’s in large part because of a nonprofit sector called Creative Youth Development (CYD) or Creative Youth Development and Success (CYDS). Over the past twenty years, rising costs of living, suburban sprawl, failing public...
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ums podcast
November 16, 2022

Official Underground Music Showcase Podcast Released, Produced by Talented Youth Interns

Underground at the Showcase is the official podcast of the Underground Music Showcase (UMS) released live on November 16, 2022. The exclusive podcast features 14 entertaining episodes of interview content with this past summer’s UMS performers. Recorded live at Mutiny Information Cafe and hosted by...
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yor classroom
November 14, 2022

Listen: Powerful Student Projects from the YOR Classroom!

This school year, Youth on Record’s Teaching Artists are instructing in classrooms at nine different schools, supporting thousands of students each week. YOR’s classes are taught entirely by local, community musicians and music educators who are teaching and learning together to improve student...
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meet the teaching artists
November 4, 2022

New Hire Q&A: Meet Youth on Record’s New Teaching Artists!

The Youth on Record team has been growing! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the new faces on our staff who are excited to be supporting and advancing Youth on Record’s mission. Meet Assétou Xango, Teaching Artist Q: What creative outlet or expression is bringing you joy lately? A:...
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