To create a pathway for our youth to discover sacred relationships with self, family, and community, to reduce juvenile violence and incarceration so that youth can reach their full potential.
Working to end the school to prison pipeline the criminalization of youth of color systemic violence and racism to break generational cycles of trauma and heal and empower the next generation of leaders
who invest in our work through funding opportunities
A Message from
“During my last trip to Denver, I had the privilege and opportunity to meet the incredible youth and community leaders at VORP and I heard first-hand how my book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” has inspired them to do work to end mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline in their communities. I believe that the mass incarceration of people of color is the most critical human and civil rights issue facing the United States today, and I wrote this book to help raise consciousness, stimulate dialogue, and ultimately move people to take action. This is why I am so excited to be one of the sponsors of VORP’s work, which is so critical in a state like Colorado where private prisons thrive and incarceration is deeply affecting communities of color. I call on each of you to support this important social justice and community organization and join the movement to create a new society which sees our young people as valuable assets… and which truly provides equal opportunity, freedom and self-determination for all communities.”