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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 Camps
  • STAMP Youth Leadership Council

STAMP Conference

Student Created and Run Near-Peer 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.

2022 STAMP Conference: Planting Seeds for Tomorrow’s Needs 

WHO: 7th & 8th grade students 

WHERE: History Colorado Center

WHEN: 8:30 - 3:30 PM 

COST: $65 per student, chaperones are free (2 per school) 

*Financial assistance available for public schools. Partner schools receive 10-20% off based on partnership level (contact us if you need your promo code)

REGISTER Your Students HERE 

 

CHECK OUT OUR NATIONAL KEYNOTE

LYLA JUNE

Lyla June is an Indigenous musician, scholar and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. Her dynamic, multi-genre presentation style has engaged audiences across the globe towards personal, collective and ecological healing. She blends studies in Human Ecology at Stanford, graduate work in Indigenous Pedagogy, and the traditional worldview she grew up with to inform her music, perspectives and solutions. Her current doctoral research focuses on Indigenous food systems revitalization.

STAMP CAMPS

Social Justice Through the Lens of Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

 

2023 STAMP Camp Registration Will Open Spring 2023. Three camps available for 9th - 12th graders.

The summer STAMP Camps provide high school students with 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. 

 

STAMP Youth Leadership Council 

Year Round Student Leaders Amplifying Youth Voices

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. 

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

Thank you to our Partners!