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GENERATIONS
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GENERATIONS Program (Formerly GENESISTER)

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

GENERATIONS (formally known as GENESISTER) supports youth during their teen years as well as their parents/guardians to prevent school dropout and reduce incidences of unplanned pregnancies through mentorship, self-empowerment tools, and culturally responsive programming.

GENERATIONS Program and framework is centering the Latinx, immigrant, and 1st generation experience in Boulder County. Programming aims for inclusivity to our LGBTQ2 youth who can become pregnant as well as allies.

Vision

GENERATIONS envisions a Boulder County where youth and families have access to resources for them to make meaningful and informed decisions about their own bodies and lives with cultural autonomy.

At GENERATIONS, we value:

  • Comprehensive sexuality education that is culturally relevant, inclusive, and responsive.
  • Sex positive model
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Indigenous teachings, Intergenerational leadership, communication, and empowerment
  • Restorative Justice
  • Schools not Prisons
  • Ally-ship

Ask a Question or Make a Referral

Ask a question about making a referral to GENERATIONS by sending an email to the GENERATIONS program coordinator.

GENERATIONS Meetings

GENERATIONS meets every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, GENERATIONS meetings are currently happening virtually using Zoom.

Program staff will invite participants to the meetings.

Latinx teen paintingEligibility

To participate and enroll, youth must be:

  • Female* (*Female is defined as assigned female at birth.)
  • Between the ages of 12 and 17
  • A resident of Boulder County
  • Latinx Youth, LGBTQ2 Youth, Youth of Color, System Involved Youth, and Allies

GENERATIONS Referral

An excited teenage girl smiles for the camera in her cap and gown during her high school graduation ceremony. A few peers can be seen in the background.Program Goals

Each year, nearly two out of every 100 youth who can become pregnant will have a child.

Rates are higher among young people living in poverty, living in foster care, or facing persistent racism and discrimination.

Specifically, GENERATIONS helps youth:

  • Think about and decide their own goals related to sexual health
  • Learn how to access and use birth control to develop their health autonomy
  • Learn about healthy relationships
  • Participate in events and activities that are relevant to their culture & identities
  • Set goals and plan for graduation, higher education, and/or a career

Teenager relaxing on sofa with mobile phoneYouth

The GENERATIONS program is just for youth. It’s a place for sharing experiences with other young people. The program provides:

  • A weekly teen group
  • Comprehensive sexuality education guided by the Xinachtli curriculum from the National Compares Network
  • Opportunities to learn about and support community organizations and movements through community service learning projects
  • One-on-one mentoring with a youth specialist
  • Programming relevant to Latinx culture and identities
  • Fun monthly outings
  • And so much more!

GENERATIONS knows young people have big dreams and plans for their lives, and we want to help them get there. GENERATIONS provides help with school work from tutors, volunteers, and mentors – people who care and understand what young people are going through.

mother and daughter dancing in the kitchenParents

Parents are one of the most important influences in a child’s life. Parents who participate in GENERATIONS will learn more about what their child is learning, gain new skills, and get resources for your family if or when you need them. Parents who participate can help their child understand the importance of concentrating on school, participating in the community, and understanding the facts about safe sex and relationships.

The program provides a parent specialist to provide support and advocacy including:

  • Groups and events with other parents
  • Supporting academic success for your child’s school success
  • Tips for parent-child communication
  • Individualized support for each parent that is culturally and linguistically appropriate and empowering

Three generation Hispanic family standing in the park, smiling to camera, selective focusFunders & Donors

Thank you to our amazing supporters and funders

  • Boulder County
  • Boulder County Public Health
  • City of Boulder
  • Temple Hoyne Buell

To learn more about how you can support our programming, please contact the GENERATIONS program coordinator.

To Donors in Our Community

As everyone has endured hardships during the time of COVID-19, our families have increasingly fallen into the burden caused by structural and institutional racism and xenophobia. The GENERATIONS program currently serves a caseload of 99% Latinx and over 90% mixed immigration status families, whom are at an increasingly higher risk, yet aren’t able to practice staying at home due to their status as essential workers.

With the reality of this community burden, our families are in need of additional resources in order for the program to continue delivering programming in the extent that we can.

Items to Donate

GENERATIONS welcomes the following donations:

Craft Supplies for Xinachtli Rites of Passage Curriculum

Xinachtli Germinating Seed Curriculum is a comprehensive and culturally-competent bi-cultural youth character development process designed to provide teenagers the guidance for a healthy development into adulthood.

Based on indigenous principles of the individual’s inter-connectedness to the family, the community, and nation, this curriculum provides a dialectic process of Refleccion (reflection), Concientizacion (critical consciousness), Creacion (creation), and Accion (action) while supporting and building on the strengths of the individual.

Your donation will allow for youth to participate in making:

  • Mi Codice Storybook
  • Rainstick
  • Boundary Shield

rites of passage

* Self-Care Incentive Kits for Families

GENERATIONS values and promotes self-care as a necessity for personal growth, community engagement, and success. As a way to celebrate our clients for their participation in the program while also encouraging parent-child connection, we want to honor them with Family Self-Care Kits.

self care kits to donate

Future Programming will include a Youth Leadership Cohort and a Bullying Prevention Project.

Contact Maya Sol Dansie at 303-678-6139 to sponsor a youth

All donations are tax-deductible, and a receipt will be provided to you at the time of your donation.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity in helping to meet the needs of teenagers in our community.

Definitions of Terms

Latinx

Latinx is a term that the GENERATIONS program utilizes as an umbrella term to go beyond the heterosexual gender binary of distinct male and female identities and sexualities. The use of X allows for awareness that male/female energies are present in all humans regardless of sex and that there are more than two genders. Within the Latinx community folks may identify as Chicano/a/x, Mexicano/a/x, etc.

LGBTQ2

LGBTQ2 is an acronym that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and Two-Spirit. Two-Spirit is a term used by some Indigenous North Americans to describe Native people who fulfill a traditional third gender or gender-variant.

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303-678-6139

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