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Youth Leadership

STAMP stands for Students Taking Action and Making Progress

CIRCLE offers year-round youth leadership programs, known as STAMP programs, to BIPOC, 2SGLBTQ+, and ally youth in grades 7th to 12th -- centered in co-creation with the students. 

Each opportunity builds on each other through an identity journey, letting students develop a multifaceted understanding of their leadership and how to spark positive change in their communities. Students who take part in STAMP learn how to take action and make progress rooted in practices of self & community care, healing, and wellness.

To be a STAMP student leader means to be a part of something larger; to be a changemaker, an upstander, a guide for others, to lead in creating inclusive, culturally responsive communities.

STAMP Programs Include: 

  • STAMP Conference
  • STAMP Camp
  • STAMP Youth Leadership Council

 

STAMP Conference

 

 

The annual STAMP Conference is designed and facilitated by high school STAMP student leaders from across the Denver metro area to middle school students. The conference is a great entry point for students to learn more about themselves and develop the tools needed to build more inclusive, responsive communities at their individual schools.

Register Today for the Fall 2021 STAMP Conference: Time for Reflection & A Step in the Right Direction!

For 7th & 8th grade students! 

October 1, 2021 | History Colorado Center

8:00 - 3:00 pm 

Featured Keynote: Dr. Ietef "DJ Kavem" Vita

Our STAMP high school student leaders have been working hard to develop their sessions and are eager to share. Check out this Fall’s STAMP sessions, exploring issues related to racism, spirituality, classism, gender & sexuality, art-ivism, and health.

We know that safety is one of the top considerations when choosing in-person experiences for your students and never more so than during a public health crisis. Learn more about how CIRCLE plans to keep your students and staff healthy and safe during the conference.

 

STAMP CAMP

Social Justice Through the Lens of Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

 

 The summer STAMP Camps provide high school students more intensive and experiential learning opportunities to support them in their transformational leadership development. All camp participants learn directly from community leaders, partake in hands-on activities within communities addressing issues related to social justice, and develop a ‘toolkit’ they can use to further equity across their own communities. 

 Through three different camp offerings, students have the opportunity to learn and grow together as they move through their own identity journey: 

STAMP Camp Offerings 

 STAMP Rising -- Leadership of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow 

Denver, Colorado | June 8-10, 2022

 This camp is for students entering 9th - 10th grade who want to begin learning more about leadership, their own identities, and who they can spark change in their communities. This camp provides foundational understanding and language for young people who are ready to take action & make progress in inclusive, intentional ways. 

 

STAMP in the City -- Pride, Power & Preservation: Leaders of Right Now

Denver, Colorado | June 20-24, 2022

 This camp is for students in 10th - 12th grade who want to deepen their understanding of leadership and work directly with different community leaders and organizations throughout Denver who are creating change in their backyards. This week-long experience is for students ready to move 

 

STAMP On the Go 2.0 -- To STAMP & Beyond 

Taos, New Mexico | July 5-11, 2022

 This camp is for students in 11th - 12th grade, or just graduated, who want to reflect on their own leadership style and how to best care for themselves and their communities. Students leave prepared not just to sustain their own change-making efforts and goals but to thrive as transformational leaders everywhere they go

*Length of this camp is typically a week to 10 days* 

 

STAMP Youth Leadership Council 

 More information coming soon… 

 The year-round STAMP Youth Leadership Council (YLC) amplifies and centers youth voices, perspectives, and ideas in all aspects of the CIRCLE organization and equips young people with the tools to create positive, lasting change within their communities. The YLC is for STAMP high school student leaders who want to support CIRCLE through programmatic decision making, peer-to-peer engagement, and the facilitation of inclusive, transformational learning offerings for both youth and adults. 

 

 Check back soon to hear what this year’s YLC has planned! 

 

 

STAMP Student Leaders Share Impact:

  • Being a STAMP leader was life changing!
  • This experience gave me the chance to be with other high school students from across Denver.
  • We worked together to make a difference and I think we did make a difference!
  • Because of this conference experience I will work to be more of an upstander in my community, and be more of a leader.

Past STAMP Conferences

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