Stand for Children Colorado advances educational equity and racial justice in Colorado through meaningful partnerships with families, educators, schools, and policy makers. One of the ways we uphold this work is through our annual Advocacy Fellowship.   

Stand for Children Colorado Advocacy Fellows are community leaders advocating for policy solutions towards racial justice and equity in education.  With the support of Stand staff, advocacy fellows will deep dive into issues affecting Colorado communities today, co-create solutions, democratize knowledge back to their communities, work to break down barriers to power and access decision makers, and, in the process, build long lasting relationships and invaluable skills. 

We are excited to introduce this year’s Fellows!  

Meet Flor

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

I am most excited about learning and gaining more tools to continue advocating for proper education for our children! 

What is your favorite children’s book? 

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed 

What do you love most about Colorado? 

Diversity 

Meet Yaeel

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

¿Qué es lo que más le emociona del programa de becas de este año?

Lo que mas me emociona de formar parte de stand Es el fellowship con mis compañeras quienes son personas bastante comprometidas, tienen una pasion por tracender lo habitual y van la milla extra eso para mi Es pasion por lo que hacen.  

What excites me the most about being part of Stand is the fellowship with my colleagues who are very committed people, they have a passion for transcending the usual and go the extra mile, that for me is to have passion for what they do.

What is your favorite children’s book? 

¿Cuál es su libro infantil favorito?

Mi libro infantil favorito se llama: La Abeja Haragana de Horacio Quiroja  

My favorite children’s book is called: La Abeja Haragana by Horacio Quiroja.

What do you love most about Colorado?

¿Qué es lo que más le gusta de Colorado?

Lo que mas me gusta de Colorado Es su Naturaleza definitivamente. 

What I like most about Colorado is definitely its nature.

Meet Lorelei 

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

I am excited to continue this fellowship because Stand is dedicated to change making for our students and communities. I am looking forward to making change through careful research, thoughtful advocacy, and strong partnerships in a state policy context. I loved working with families and the Stand for Children advocates in the past and am happy to continue that work. 

What is your favorite children’s book? 

I don’t have a favorite children’s book, but I did enjoy reading the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar to my nieces and nephews. My favorite book, however, is Mountains Beyond Mountains. 

What do you love most about Colorado? 

I love living in Colorado for the combination of city life and outdoor activities. I can go hiking or camping on the same weekend as exploring and experiencing nightlife in the city. 

Meet Theresa 

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

I am excited to collaborate with STAND fellows to advance educational initiatives that support all students and educators in Colorado by way of reviewing and/or testifying before legislative committees. 

What is your favorite children’s book? 

“Amazing Grace” by Mary Hoffmann. 

What do you love most about Colorado? 

I love Colorado in the Fall with its color foliage, mountain views and beautiful weather.  

Meet Tina 

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

I am excited to learn, grow and implement change with my peers.  

What is your favorite children’s book? 

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein  

What do you love most about Colorado? 

I love the outdoors and the ability to travel within the state and always find a newfound destination.  

Meet Jesse 

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

I am excited to learn more about the legislative process and the bills we are supporting.  

What is your favorite children’s book? 

Anything by David Wiesner or Graeme Base. I love their illustrations and unique stories 

What do you love most about Colorado? 

I love that there is so much you can do for free. We have so much open space for parks, splash pads, visit the mountains or go hiking.  

Meet Pamela 

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

I’m most excited about working with the dedicated team of people to make our schools and state more equitable.  

What is your favorite children’s book? 

Favorite children’s book is the Jolly Postman 

What do you love most about Colorado? 

What I love most about Colorado is the peace I find when I’m in the mountains. 

Meet Maybelline

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

¿Qué es lo que más le emociona del programa de becas de este año?

Aprender sobre los proyectos de los cuales tiene en el programa y saber un poco más de la política y saber sobre los legisladores sobre todo saber cómo ayudar a mis hijos en sus tareas. 

Learn about the projects that the program contains and learn a little more about politics and know about the legislators, about everything, especially how to help my children with their homework.

What is your favorite children’s book? 

¿Cuál es su libro infantil favorito?

Me gusta mucho los libros de animales creo que aprendemos sobre la naturaleza de ellos. 

I really like animal books, I think we learn about nature through them.

What do you love most about Colorado?

 ¿Qué es lo que más le gusta de Colorado?

Las montañas y sobre todo el clima en el invierno. 

The mountains and, in particular, the weather in winter.

Meet Lauren  

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship?  

I am excited about the opportunity to connect with other change agents willing to take the risks necessary to disrupt the status quo and build a more equitable future for all students.  

What is your favorite children’s book?  

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall. 

What do you love most about Colorado?  

My favorite thing about Colorado is experiencing the beauty of our four distinct seasons.  

Stand for Children Colorado advances educational equity and racial justice in Colorado through meaningful partnerships with families, educators, schools, and policy makers. One of the ways we uphold this work is through our annual Advocacy Fellowship.   

Stand for Children Colorado Advocacy Fellows are community leaders advocating for policy solutions towards racial justice and equity in education.  With the support of Stand staff, advocacy fellows will deep dive into issues affecting Colorado communities today, co-create solutions, democratize knowledge back to their communities, work to break down barriers to power and access decision makers, and, in the process, build long lasting relationships and invaluable skills. 

We are excited to introduce this year’s Fellows!  

Meet Flor

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

I am most excited about learning and gaining more tools to continue advocating for proper education for our children! 

What is your favorite children’s book? 

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed 

What do you love most about Colorado? 

Diversity 

Stand for Children Colorado advances educational equity and racial justice in Colorado through meaningful partnerships with families, educators, schools, and policy makers. One of the ways we uphold this work is through our annual Advocacy Fellowship.   

Stand for Children Colorado Advocacy Fellows are community leaders advocating for policy solutions towards racial justice and equity in education.  With the support of Stand staff, advocacy fellows will deep dive into issues affecting Colorado communities today, co-create solutions, democratize knowledge back to their communities, work to break down barriers to power and access decision makers, and, in the process, build long lasting relationships and invaluable skills. 

We are excited to introduce this year’s Fellows!  

Meet Lorelei

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

I am excited to continue this fellowship because STAND is dedicated to change making for our students and communities. I am looking forward to making change through careful research, thoughtful advocacy, and strong partnerships in a state policy context. I loved working with families and the STAND for Colorado advocates in the past and am happy to continue that work. 

What is your favorite children’s book? 

I don’t have a favorite children’s book, but I did enjoy reading the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar to my nieces and nephews. My favorite book, however, is Mountains Beyond Mountains. 

What do you love most about Colorado? 

I love living in Colorado for the combination of city life and outdoor activities. I can go hiking or camping on the same weekend as exploring and experiencing nightlife in the city. 

Stand for Children Colorado advances educational equity and racial justice in Colorado through meaningful partnerships with families, educators, schools, and policy makers. One of the ways we uphold this work is through our annual Advocacy Fellowship.   

Stand for Children Colorado Advocacy Fellows are community leaders advocating for policy solutions towards racial justice and equity in education.  With the support of Stand staff, advocacy fellows will deep dive into issues affecting Colorado communities today, co-create solutions, democratize knowledge back to their communities, work to break down barriers to power and access decision makers, and, in the process, build long lasting relationships and invaluable skills. 

We are excited to introduce this year’s Fellows!  

Meet Theresa

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

I am excited to collaborate with STAND fellows to advance educational initiatives that support all students and educators in Colorado by way of reviewing and/or testifying before legislative committees. 

What is your favorite children’s book? 

“Amazing Grace” by Mary Hoffmann 

What do you love most about Colorado? 

I love Colorado in the Fall with its color foliage, mountain views and beautiful weather.  

Stand for Children Colorado advances educational equity and racial justice in Colorado through meaningful partnerships with families, educators, schools, and policy makers. One of the ways we uphold this work is through our annual Advocacy Fellowship.   

Stand for Children Colorado Advocacy Fellows are community leaders advocating for policy solutions towards racial justice and equity in education.  With the support of Stand staff, advocacy fellows will deep dive into issues affecting Colorado communities today, co-create solutions, democratize knowledge back to their communities, work to break down barriers to power and access decision makers, and, in the process, build long lasting relationships and invaluable skills. 

We are excited to introduce this year’s Fellows!  

Meet Yaeel

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

¿Qué es lo que más le emociona del programa de becas de este año?

Lo que mas me emociona de formar parte de stand Es el fellowship con mis compañeras quienes son personas bastante comprometidas, tienen una pasion por tracender lo habitual y van la milla extra eso para mi Es pasion por lo que hacen.  

What excites me the most about being part of Stand is the fellowship with my colleagues who are very committed people, they have a passion for transcending the usual and go the extra mile, that for me is to have passion for what they do.

What is your favorite children’s book? 

¿Cuál es su libro infantil favorito?

Mi libro infantil favorito se llama: La Abeja Haragana de Horacio Quiroja.  

My favorite children’s book is called: La Abeja Haragana by Horacio Quiroja.

What do you love most about Colorado?

 ¿Qué es lo que más le gusta de Colorado?

Lo que mas me gusta de Colorado Es su Naturaleza definitivamente. 

What I like most about Colorado is definitely its nature.

Stand for Children Colorado advances educational equity and racial justice in Colorado through meaningful partnerships with families, educators, schools, and policy makers. One of the ways we uphold this work is through our annual Advocacy Fellowship.   

Stand for Children Colorado Advocacy Fellows are community leaders advocating for policy solutions towards racial justice and equity in education.  With the support of Stand staff, advocacy fellows will deep dive into issues affecting Colorado communities today, co-create solutions, democratize knowledge back to their communities, work to break down barriers to power and access decision makers, and, in the process, build long lasting relationships and invaluable skills. 

We are excited to introduce this year’s Fellows!  

Meet Pamela

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

I’m most excited about working with the dedicated team of people to make our schools and state more equitable.  

What is your favorite children’s book? 

Favorite children’s book is the Jolly Postman 

What do you love most about Colorado? 

What I love most about Colorado is the peace I find when I’m in the mountains. 

Stand for Children Colorado advances educational equity and racial justice in Colorado through meaningful partnerships with families, educators, schools, and policy makers. One of the ways we uphold this work is through our annual Advocacy Fellowship.   

Stand for Children Colorado Advocacy Fellows are community leaders advocating for policy solutions towards racial justice and equity in education.  With the support of Stand staff, advocacy fellows will deep dive into issues affecting Colorado communities today, co-create solutions, democratize knowledge back to their communities, work to break down barriers to power and access decision makers, and, in the process, build long lasting relationships and invaluable skills. 

We are excited to introduce this year’s Fellows!  

Meet Maybelline

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

¿Qué es lo que más le emociona del programa de becas de este año?

Aprender sobre los proyectos de los cuales tiene en el programa y saber un poco más de la política y saber sobre los legisladores sobre todo saber cómo ayudar a mis hijos en sus tareas. 

Learn about the projects that the program contains and learn a little more about politics and know about the legislators, about everything, especially how to help my children with their homework.

What is your favorite children’s book? 

¿Cuál es su libro infantil favorito?

Me gusta mucho los libros de animales creo que aprendemos sobre la naturaleza de ellos. 

I really like animal books, I think we learn about nature through them.

What do you love most about Colorado?

 ¿Qué es lo que más le gusta de Colorado?

Las montañas y sobre todo el clima en el invierno. 

The mountains and, in particular, the weather in winter.

Stand for Children Colorado advances educational equity and racial justice in Colorado through meaningful partnerships with families, educators, schools, and policy makers. One of the ways we uphold this work is through our annual Advocacy Fellowship.   

Stand for Children Colorado Advocacy Fellows are community leaders advocating for policy solutions towards racial justice and equity in education.  With the support of Stand staff, advocacy fellows will deep dive into issues affecting Colorado communities today, co-create solutions, democratize knowledge back to their communities, work to break down barriers to power and access decision makers, and, in the process, build long lasting relationships and invaluable skills. 

We are excited to introduce this year’s Fellows!  

Meet Tina

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

I am excited to learn, grow and implement change with my peers.  

What is your favorite children’s book? 

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein  

What do you love most about Colorado? 

I love the outdoors and the ability to travel within the state and always find a newfound destination.  

Stand for Children Colorado advances educational equity and racial justice in Colorado through meaningful partnerships with families, educators, schools, and policy makers. One of the ways we uphold this work is through our annual Advocacy Fellowship.   

Stand for Children Colorado Advocacy Fellows are community leaders advocating for policy solutions towards racial justice and equity in education.  With the support of Stand staff, advocacy fellows will deep dive into issues affecting Colorado communities today, co-create solutions, democratize knowledge back to their communities, work to break down barriers to power and access decision makers, and, in the process, build long lasting relationships and invaluable skills. 

We are excited to introduce this year’s Fellows!  

Meet Jesse

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship? 

I am excited to learn more about the legislative process and the bills we are supporting.  

What is your favorite children’s book? 

Anything by David Wiesner or Graeme Base. I love their illustrations and unique stories 

What do you love most about Colorado? 

I love that there is so much you can do for free. We have so much open space for parks, splash pads, visit the mountains or go hiking.  

Stand for Children Colorado advances educational equity and racial justice in Colorado through meaningful partnerships with families, educators, schools, and policy makers. One of the ways we uphold this work is through our annual Advocacy Fellowship.   

Stand for Children Colorado Advocacy Fellows are community leaders advocating for policy solutions towards racial justice and equity in education.  With the support of Stand staff, advocacy fellows will deep dive into issues affecting Colorado communities today, co-create solutions, democratize knowledge back to their communities, work to break down barriers to power and access decision makers, and, in the process, build long lasting relationships and invaluable skills. 

We are excited to introduce this year’s Fellows!  

Meet Lauren  

What are you most excited about in this year’s fellowship?  

I am excited about the opportunity to connect with other change agents willing to take the risks necessary to disrupt the status quo and build a more equitable future for all students.  

What is your favorite children’s book?  

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall. 

What do you love most about Colorado?  

My favorite thing about Colorado is experiencing the beauty of our four distinct seasons.