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