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VPAC Programs

VPAC Programs allow students and families to have full access to the culture and environment of VPAC rather or not they are full time students. The roots of VPAC started as programs in the arts and indigenous healing practices. By the community demand, we are dedicated to keeping these programs accessible and available. VPAC student/family/community led programs are inclusive of all "A" Projects to demonstrate: 

  • Socio-Emotional

  • Social Justice

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Mental and Physical Health

  • Anti-tobacco/marijuana/alcohol

  • Girls of Color

  • Boys of Color 

  • Violence Prevention

  • Gang Interruption

Student led issues that are valuable to youth. All programs are youth led and implemented by youth influence. 


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Camps- Aurora and Denver, CO

VPAC host annual summer and winter break SOULstice camps that include performing arts, math, and literacy enrichment. With measurable art integrated academic goals, these camps have provided youth with violence prevention, suicide prevention, social justice, entrepreneurship, mental health awareness, financial literacy, physical movement, collaboration, conflict-resolution, confidence building, leadership development, diversity, equity, inclusion, goal-setting, authentic character development, STEM, and much more. These camps are youth led and build a network of peer support that lasts far beyond camps. 


Youth-Led Healing Circles- Aurora and Denver, CO

Through indigenous practices that are culturally relevant to the students served, students are given the tools in effective communication and socio-emotional productivity that creates bonds of trust and aids in creating safe spaces for peer to peer, family, and community areas of growth. Healing Circles have aided in redirecting hostile energy to one another and learning how to respect and honor boundaries of others.

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This 'Showtime at the Apollo' youth talent showcase has allowed students to come together and demonstrate to the community their gifts and talents. Students advance based on the audience applause and a panel of judges who give them professional feedback and how they can continue to be supported in their crafts. Cash prizes for 1st. 2nd, and 3rd place.  Students must participate in Heal the Hood to be considered a contestant.

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Sankofa Well Being-
Aurora and Denver CO

Sankofa (look to the past to inform the future) Well Being is VPAC's suicide prevention, spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being services that are offered through culturally relevant and indigenous practices. Through trusted established relationships, Sankofa is a VPAC process where students are in an environment, single or group, and in a program of specific to needs identified by the youth. Sankofa can be done both in healing circles and in isolation.




Come dance with VPAC and get the training and development to mature into college. Our dance team is the genesis of our existence and our longest running program. Now led by a former VPAC student from 18 years ago, this team is developing to become a force to be reckoned with. Teamwork, mental, physical, emotional well-being, conflict-resolution, and many 21st century skills are mastered through dance in the VPAC appraoch.

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Keystone Mortgage Academy

Keystone Mortgage Academy provides training to minorities who are interested in building a career in mortgage loan origination. Through culturally competent curriculum, Keystone empowers students to aid in closing the gap of minority homeownership through high quality representation. Within the 3 month course, students obtain a mortgage license and will be placed in a paid internship to receive hands on learning and successfully enter the industry. VPAC is currently piloting Keystone as we embark on expanding into a trade school as well.

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