COLORADO VOICES is a video series produced by the Gates Family Foundation, to amplify the voices and ideas of individuals who are advancing educational equity, vibrant and sustainable communities, and stewardship of our state’s extraordinary natural resources.
Hear from some of Colorado’s most inspiring leaders, as they share their unique insights on the challenges and opportunities we face as a state.
This year, Gates hosted two inspiring young leaders who are changing the world and our communities for the better. Meet them here.
"History started before 1876, and it's important that we talk about the importance of Indigenous cultures to the area."
The Tribe's new school, Kwiyagat Community Academy, is scheduled to open in Fall 2021. Ernest House Jr. shares more on the vision and journey.
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Read or watch the full video, as high school students from across Colorado share their perspectives.
"It's hard to be of this place and not see its potential."
"Disparate growth, transportation problems, gentrification, displacement -- these are vital problems to solve."
"The park is the end result -- but it's really the process of creating the park that is the most powerful thing."
"It is a myth to believe that there are not people of color -- or women -- who want to open a school."