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PAVE in the news…

“There is a commonality [between mass shooters and other perpetrators of gun violence] with how the masculinity is expected to be expressed,” said Derek McCoy, co-executive director for programs and partnerships at Project PAVE, a violence-reduction organization in Denver.”

Read the full article featuring PAVE’s work on NBC’s website
PAVE Executive Director, Adam Evans, discussing PAVE program updates with Aaron Johnson, host of Denver podcast, Mile High Live. Click the link to watch!

PAVE Impact

Last fiscal year, PAVE served 3,090 youth and 786 adults.

More than

of therapy clients are better able to plan for their safety

More than

of therapy clients have improved communication skills

True Man Participants Showed a

DECREASE in acceptance of gender-based teasing

More than

YOUTH EDUCATORS have been trained on teen dating violence prevention

PAVE Program Partners

PAVE works in partnership with schools, community organizations and sports programs.

CEC Middle College of Denver

Fred N. Thomas Career Education Center Middle College of Denver, Eliot Street, Denver, CO, USA

North High School

North High School, Speer Boulevard, Denver, CO, USA

Whittier ECE-8

Whittier Elementary School, North Downing Street, Denver, CO, USA

Denver Center for 21st Century Learning

DC-21, North Williams Street, Denver, CO, USA

South High School

South High School, East Louisiana Avenue, Denver, CO, USA

Monthly Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight:

Jovan Mays

Jovan Mays is the former Poet Laureate of Aurora, Colorado, National Poetry Slam Champion, TED Speaker and Director of Your Writing Counts: a youth poetry program throughout the Denver Metro that engages just over 200,000 students annually. Jovan has helped shape and support Project PAVE’s True Man Program.

“Jovan adds a unique layer of depth to our advocacy, bringing warmth and understanding to the experiences of young men of color. Jovan has a deeply humanizing presence, making space for young men who deserve access to full and complete childhoods.” Derek McCoy, Prevention Director

Volunteer with PAVE
Volunteer Spotlight:


“Ella is a shining star in YCEP. She is constantly working to continue conversations about healthy relationships with her peers and her community. Ella goes above and beyond everyday, to encourage and support her peers to take a stand against violence.

-Youth Engagement Coordinator, Andrew Trader-Bankston

Volunteer with PAVE

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