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University of the Rockies to Host Boys & Girls Club Youth Development Conference

University of the Rockies, a leading graduate school focused on the social and behavioral sciences, will host the 2015 Rocky Mountain Youth Development Conference. The event will take place at University of the Rockies’ Denver Instructional Site on April 23-24, 2015, and will feature keynote speakers Clint Smith and Easton LaChappelle.

At the conference, attendees will get a chance to learn from and network with youth service providers and professionals. There will be sessions discussing human trafficking, using art to engage and empower youth, and increasing equity and culturally responsive consciousness.

“Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is thrilled to continue their partnership with University of the Rockies,” said Chanin Strassburger, professional development and quality coordinator for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. “Through this partnership, we are able to advance the field of youth development by offering high quality sessions during our state-wide conference.”

University of the Rockies is committed to the Colorado community and improving the lives of its members. “We are proud to be able to offer this opportunity to our partners at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and we look forward to a successful and enlightening conference,” said Roger Barbieri, director of admissions for University of the Rockies’ Denver Instructional Site.

To learn more about the conference and to register, visit


About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is a leading graduate school of the social and behavioral sciences that offers programs for students seeking their PhD, PsyD, or Master of Arts degree. Students may take classes at a state-of-the-art instructional site in downtown Denver, Colo., or work toward degrees online from anywhere in the country. Whether face-to-face or online, University of the Rockies students enjoy the same access to industry professionals, research, and publishing opportunities. For more information, please visit,,, or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.