Category Archives: Youth development

Boys are the losers in Boy Scouts decision to exclude gay leaders and scouts

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting To say that I am biased toward the Girl Scouts is an understatement. I was a Girl Scout for 13 years (yes, 13!), received the Girl Scouts’ highest honor, the Gold Award, along with the … Continue reading

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Skateboard philanthropists use skate parks to empower native youth

By Stella Carrasco and Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting Recently, we (“we” being JVA’s Stella Carrasco and Collin Lessing) found ourselves equally excited for an emerging movement and partnership to prevent suicide among Native American youth that was marked with a … Continue reading

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What’s in a number? JVA and DPS receive perfect score on GEAR UP grant

By Robert Jakubowski, JVA Consulting 106. A perfect score. A testament to what can happen when a passionate and focused team is leveraged toward a common goal. So what does it all mean? JVA and Denver Public Schools (DPS) recently … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Don’t panic (Part 2)—opportunities are out there for young professionals

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Last week, my coworker Katie McCune was a member of a public service sector career panel at CU Boulder, put on by Career Services. Though the panel was targeted at current college students, there was a … Continue reading

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“It gets better” movement raises awareness of LGBT bullying, but can’t solve the problem alone

by Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting Today the staff at JVA Consulting is joining people around the country in wearing purple clothing as part of a movement to raise awareness for the bullying-related suicides that have taken place in recent weeks. … Continue reading

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Scraper bikes, social enterprise, money and mission

Had the opportunity to once again this year to participate in the Social Enterprise Summit, where I facilitated the pre-conference workshop on Getting Started in Social Enterprise. This is always very fun for two reasons: People come to it with … Continue reading

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JVA’s News You Can Use, 2/4

Welcome to JVA Consulting’s new blog! Each Monday, we will share with you the latest news in the nonprofit sector, as well as interesting headlines that affect the world we live and work in. JuvJustice, 1/31 According to recent studies, … Continue reading

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JVA’s News You Can Use, 12/3

Welcome to JVA Consulting’s new blog! Each Monday, we will share with you the latest news in the nonprofit sector, as well as interesting headlines that affect the world we live and work in. (Note: Some of the sources are … Continue reading

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