Teen Safe Streets Youth Leader

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  • Jun 5 - Jan 15 Date
  • +$13.75 Price
  • Denver, CO Location
  • Jun 5 Deadline

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment’s (DDPHE) Community Health Division is actively seeking five (5) community youth leaders for the Denver Teen Safe Streets program (TSS) as a part of our Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS). Denver TSS works with city agencies, community partners, and local residents to improve knowledge and understanding of the factors related to teen safe driving to reduce teen driving fatalities. We believe young people are the experts in their communities and how youth move around them, and therefore belong at the table to lead and inform policies and programs that affect them and their peers. The community youth leaders will be passionate advocates for health and equity, and will provide local expertise in their communities and citywide to promote awareness and engagement with safer teen driving programs and policies.


Denver TSS seeks youth expertise in our citywide work in Denver on projects in the following areas:

Providing perspective and ideas for programs, activities, and events to discuss and promote safer teen driving
Working with residents of all ages to understand perspectives and barriers to safer teen driving in Denver
Collecting and presenting data related to your community’s health, such as surveys or focus groups, or gathering Census data, with a focus on strengths and opportunities for improved health
Increasing the awareness among residents in your neighborhood of how where we live, learn, socialize, and play affects our health and well-being, and how this relates to social justice and health equity
Collaborating and building relationships with existing youth and adult coalitions working on these issues
With support from DDPHE staff and youth advisors, as well as coalition partners, job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Attend and participate in community meetings, discussions, and projects
Help organize, lead, and participate in TSS meetings and events
Work with community residents and organizations to identify local strengths and opportunities for active living
Develop marketing materials or campaigns to promote safer teen driving and alternatives to teen driving such as riding transit, biking, walking, etc.
Participate in planning and carrying out research with high school students
Collect data related to teen driving, teen driving behaviors, access to teen driving education courses, understanding of GDL laws, and additional factors as identified by youth leaders
Plan activities based on research results
Recruit young people ages 13-25 to participate in events and activities
Other duties that may arise

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