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Our partners include the Administrations and Parent Organizations of our 28 Denver member schools, the

Denver Partnership for Youth Success Coalition and SMART Colorado.

Denver Partnership for Youth Success Coalition (DPYS) is facilitated by Denver Public Health and is a community coalition working to address three of the nation's top substance abuse prevention priorities: drinking, marijuana use and prescription drug misuse among youth in Denver. For more information, visit

Smart Colorado engages and informs Coloradans on the risks that marijuana poses to youth. Smart Colorado's mission encompasses five principal objectives:

  1. To advocate the interests of parents and children concerning underage marijuana usage  

  2. To promote the use of scientific data in policy-making decisions 

  3. To limit the potency of THC in all forms of marijuana 

  4. To ensure the usage of clearly identifiable inside and outside packaging for all marijuana products 

  5. To establish strict regulations for the types of marijuana edibles and products entering the marketplace, especially those that appeal to children.

  6. Smart Colorado is focused on providing important public awareness and education of marijuana’s health risks to youth, and awareness of regulatory limitations and policy challenges that result in increased youth exposure to the drug. For more information, visit

Together with our partners, Be the Influence seeks to improve the health, safety and well-being of our community through education and environmental change (i.e., legislation) by reducing:

  • Easy access by teens to alcohol, marijuana and other drugs

  • Binge drinking

  • Parties and gatherings at homes (as well as rented venues such as community centers, hotel rooms, clubs and party buses) involving teen use of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs 

  • ​Prescription drug abuse.

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