Colorado

Colorado Youth Matter

Colorado Youth Matter (CYM) joined WISE in 2009, two years after passage of an "if, then" law which stipulates that when sex education is taught it must be science-based and comprehensive.  This legislation and other advocacy efforts created an opportunity to "move the needle" related to sex education in Colorado. CYM’s core objective remains the same: to increase the capacity of Colorado schools to implement evidence-based CSE programs that comply with state law. As part of this effort, WISE Colorado works with numerous state organizations to identify ready school districts and support them in adopting policies and practices in support of their sex education goals.