About Us

Youth Celebrate Diversity celebrated the 24th annual Cherry Creek Diversity Conference on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

At its inception, eighteen schools gathered for what has now grown into the largest diversity conference in the state of Colorado. This year we were pleased to have 91 schools and organizations participating, with a total attendance over 1,100. This day-long conference is the only statewide conference dealing with issues of diversity entirely planned by and for students.

While most people associate the word ‘diversity’ with ethnicity or race, the conference deals a wide range of topics including cliques, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental challenges, multicultural art and music, socio-economic concerns, and teenage social problems.

The conference’s goals have remained the same over the past 20+ years, though the conference itself changes dynamically each year under the guidance of our Executive Committee, a group of some thirty students and adults who volunteer their time and make all decisions regarding the conference.

Our Goals

  • to promote diversity and understanding within and among students attending Colorado’s public and private high schools;
  • to focus on any issue that might impact a student’s ability to achieve academically or socially, both in and out of the school setting;
  • to provide an opportunity for students from public and private, large and small, urban and rural schools to share ideas in a cooperative atmosphere;
  • to establish a supportive network of students, faculty and administrators committed to carrying out these goals; and
  • to empower participants to speak out or take action in their local schools and communities and increase tolerance and appreciation of diversity.


Support the Diversity Conference

  • Friends of the Conference
    Any amount USD

    We welcome donations and support in all shapes and sizes.  If you would like to donate at a level of your own discretion, please get in touch to let us know how you’d like to support the Cherry Creek Diversity Conference.

  • Bronze Sponsorship
    $250 USD

    Support Colorado’s largest diversity event for teenagers by becoming a bronze sponsor.  Benefits include a quarter-page advertisement in the conference program distributed to 1,000+ participants.

  • Silver Sponsorship
    $500 USD

    Demonstrate your commitment to diversity in our schools and communities.  Silver sponsors receive a half-page advertisement in our conference program; prominent display of logo on our website; and an invitation for a personal tour from our student co-chairs at the event.

  • Gold Sponsorship
    $1,000 USD

    Our most ardent supporters, Gold Sponsors receive a full-page advertisement in our conference program; central display of logo at our opening ceremonies; an introduction to our keynote speaker and a personal tour of the event by our student co-chairs.