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Youth

FREE Youth Programs

All the programs on this page are FREE for people 21 & under! All you have to do is reserve your ticket by clicking the button below the program you are interested in attending.

$AVVY 1

$avvy

USA, Feature Documentary, 2021, 79 min

Saturday, June 26th, 12:45pm
Century 16 Boulder

US KIDS 1

Us Kids

USA, Feature Documentary, 2020, 98 min

Saturday, June 26th, 9:00pm (gates open at 7:00pm)
Boulder High Soccer Field

YOUTH V GOV 2

Youth V Gov

USA, Feature Documentary, 2020, 110 min

Sunday, June 27th, 12:15pm
Boulder High School

$avvy investigates the historical, cultural and societal norms around women and money. With incisive humor and captivating honesty, $avvy questions why women often take a back seat in managing finances and why it’s so important, now more than ever, for women, minorities and the LGBTQ community to take control of their financial futures.

DIRECTED BY ROBIN HAUSER
PRODUCED BY TIERNEY HENDERSON
ASST PRODUCED BY LILY GREEN

COLORADO PREMIERE

ROBIN HAUSER, TIERNEY HENDERSON, AND LILY GREEN IN PERSON

From Kim A. Snyder, director of Newtown. Sparked by the plague of gun violence ravaging schools, Us Kids chronicles the March for Our Lives movement over the course of several years. We follow Emma Gonzalez, Samantha Fuentes, its co-founders, survivors and a group of teenage activists as they pull off the largest youth protest in American history. The activists set out across the country and around the world to build an inclusive and unprecedented youth movement that addresses racial justice and a growing public health crisis — and shock a political system into change.

DIRECTED BY KIM A. SNYDER

KIM A. SNYDER AND PARKLAND SURVIVOR
& ACTIVIST SAMANTHA FUENTES IN PERSON

This film is the story of America’s youth taking on the world’s most powerful government. Since 2015, 21 plaintiffs, now ages 13 to 24, have been suing the U.S. government for violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty, personal safety and property through its willful actions in creating the climate crisis they will inherit. But this documentary is about more than just a lawsuit. This is a revolution designed to hold those in power accountable for the past and responsible for a sustainable future. And many of the movement’s leaders aren’t even old enough to vote. (Yet.)

DIRECTED BY CHRISTI COOPER
PRODUCED BY OLIVIA AHNEMANN
WRITTEN AND EDITED BY LYMAN SMITH

BOULDER PREMIERE

CHRISTI COOPER, OLIVIA AHNEMANN AND
PLAINTIFF NICK VENNER IN PERSON

Join the Conversation!

Join us for a lively conversation about a taboo subject: money and personal finance. This panel will discuss how young and old can explore their own personal relationship with money and better understand how to transform their lives and achieve financial freedom.

PANELISTS
• Robin Hauser, $avvy Director
• Tierney Henderson, $avvy Producer
• Dr. Brad Klontz, Behavioral Financial Psychologist
• Billy J. Hensley, Director of the National Endowment for Financial Education

Outdoor Screening

This special FREE OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SCREENING will be preceded by an evening of music, spoken word, and a “Listen In” led by the voices of youth activists, survivors and Colorado lawmakers working to address the critical issue of gun violence in our communities.

7:30pm: Music by H. Warkall and Spoken Word by Samantha Fuentes

8:00pm: PROGRAM INCLUDES
• Sam Weaver, Mayor of Boulder
• Joe Neguse, U.S. Congress
• Kim Snyder, Director, Us Kids (moderator)
• Sam Fuentes, Parkland survivor & activist
• Tim Hernandez, Community Organizer/ Denver teacher
AND MORE SPECIAL GUESTS!
• Closing music by Daniel Rodriguez,
founding member of Elephant Revival

TRAUMA/MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SITE

Free Ice Cream Social

We invite you to join us for an engaging, youth-focused panel discussion, live performance, and FREE ICE CREAM SOCIAL for attendees at the panel. We’ll be digging into how our constitutional rights relate to environmental justice, youth activism, and how our young citizens can engage in our democracy, in all sorts of ways, to fight for and to protect our future.

PANELISTS
• Nick Venner, youth plaintiff on Juliana v. United States constitutional lawsuit
• Catherine Smith, Professor of Law at Univ of Denver Sturm College of Law
• Director Christi Cooper
• Producer Olivia Ahnemann

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