Changing the Narrative
Healing The Divide

Un-packing racial bias in the Denver Public School community and bringing unity to Hispanic and African American Males

From early age to adulthood, the statistics around Males of Color tell a staggering narrative: Young males comprise 67 percent of all special education students-80 percent of these are Black and Hispanic males. More alarming, Black and Hispanic students represent more than 70 percent of those involved in school-related arrests or referrals to law enforcement.  


The Changing the Narrative Summit is a student led conference that focuses on learning, creating, and empowering young men of color by providing opportunities and building community. This day long student  focused  event includes breakfast and lunch, breakout and discovery  sessions, keynote speakers, community resources, and support.  Last years sessions included: I Am Better Than Average; Action Follows Identity; How does it feel to be Tyrone?; Stereotypes change lives; Defining My Black Male Masculinity; and Stepping Up to Greatness.


This year Changing the Narrative will be a dynamic experience that will expand attendees perspective and ignite a passion for service. We are excited to announce our keynote speaker,  internationally known recording artist, producer and lecturer Mr. David Banner.

February 22nd
Manual High School

 1700 East 28th Avenue,
 Denver, CO 80205






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Thank you to all of the partners who have made this event  possible


Our Clients

We have served over 90 schools, 15 design challenge winners and a small group of central office teams. We work with students, educators and administrators, central office staff and a variety of community partners. See our list of imaginarium clients and cohorts.

Our Team

Students first! The iTeam plays for Team DPS. We are in the Office of Academics and Innovation and we show up every day for 85,000+ students and 5300+ teachers in DPS. We believe that the Denver 2020 Plan is incomplete without innovation and that effective innovation needs strategy, process and facilitation. Our team includes a host of school design coaches, field managers, knowledge management specialists, researchers and project specialists who create space in the district for bold pursuit of a new paradigm of teaching and learning where equity is real and every child succeeds.