LET’S HAVE A COMMUNITY– HIGHLIGHTING SELF EXPRESSION & DIVERSITY
ASPEN, CO • APRIL 4–9, 2020
The 2 nd annual “Ski for Community” efforts will engage Law Enforcement and neighborhood Teen-agers in building greater cooperation and under standing, and provide a platform where officers and teenagers who live in the districts the officers serve can have more freedom, power, peace of mind, and full self expression.
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2 ND ANNUAL
Ski for Community
A Tribute to
Keeping His Dream Alive
Youth & Metro Area Police
Diversity Leadership Summit
“We’d like to think that anything is possible for our young people. But truth is, for many youth, hopes for a viable future can be very limited and with current racial division and pervasive attitudes of indifference hope is even more diminished for so many of our young people. We truly believe, that every wall, can be a door.”
On April 4–9, 2020 the Spin Foundation is hosting a Diversity Leadership Summit in Aspen Colorado. The summit will bring together 25 inner city Teens and six Law Enforcement Officers representing: Denver,Lakewood, Boulder, Ridgeview, Aurora and Edgewater Police Departments.
“Let’s Have A Community – highlighting self expression and diversity” is five days of skiing for the Youth and Officers, provided by the Aspen Ski Corporation, during the day, with work- shops, using the character education curriculum Street Cred, in the afternoon dealing with attitudes, perceptions and ideas for future relationship building once youth and officers return to their communities. A way to bring both parties out of the neighbourhoods and into the mountains; providing a fun and awe-inspiring environment for building a better understanding.
The SPIN Foundation was founded in December of 2003.The founder, R. Robert Hawkins is a former college and NFL football player. The Foundation in partnership with Rashaan Salaam, Heisman Trophy Winner & University of Colorado, star Football are teaming up to address issues around violence, racial divisions, poverty, academic achievement,the SPIN Foundation’s mission is to provide support and programs with other community-wide agencies to improveoutcomes for all students, their families,and build community resources that are devoted to developing comprehensive and integrated approaches to address barriers and fears that are prevalent in our communities.
Heisman Trophy Winner