Our partners

BOys and girls club

metro denver

Beginning in 2016, LYRIC will now be part of the Boys and Girls Club's Promoting Academic and Character Education (PACE)'s curriculum.  The purpose of PACE is to provide a targeted, supportive intervention in order to promote academic success and life skills development, and decrease violent and other negative behaviors among youth who have exhibited significant behavioral problems.  LYRIC's curriculum compliments PACE's programming, and LYRIC is excited to work with this excellent program to teach students their rights as they are also learning practical life skills and character development.

NAACP Aurora Youth council

LYRIC works closely with Aurora NAACP's Youth Council, attending chapter meetings, speaking at panel discussions, and even guest speaking at the students' college classes. 

University of Colorado, law school

For over 10 years, Colorado Law's Juvenile Law Clinic, directed by Professor Colene Robinson, has been training law students and serving children and youth in child welfare and delinquency cases.

Special thanks to the Colorado Law Clinic for their assistance in creation and the ongoing support of the LYRIC curriculum.  CU's Juvenile Law class currently teaches LYRIC curriculum in four Boulder-area high school. Contact us if you are interested in having LYRIC in your Boulder area classroom!

office of the independent monitor

The OIM has created Youth Outreach Project: Bridging the Gap, which brings youth and police officers together.  LYRIC provides training to the youth, while the officers receive training about adolescent brain development and implicit bias.  LYRIC and the YOP believe that with more understanding both youth and police can have safe and productive contact. 

Colorado juvenile defender coalition

CJDC, a non-profit dedicated to ensuring justice for all youth, was instrumental in helping LYRIC evolve to what it is today.  Once our fiscal sponsors, CJDC and LYRIC continue to partner to educate children about their rights.