Support Kempe at the 25th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge

Stop by the Swineosaurus BBQ tent at Frisco’s annual BBQ Challenge. Net proceeds from food sales over the weekend will be donated to Kempe! Click here for more information. Event Details: Friday, June 15 & Saturday, June 16 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 300 Main St., Frisco, CO

Back to School: Addressing the Collective Trauma in Our Classrooms

School is back in session, in-person! Over the past few weeks, many schools across the country have opened their doors to welcome students back into the classroom. This highly anticipated return comes after an incredibly difficult year of grief, loss and isolation for children and families everywhere. Though the pandemic has been stressful for all… MORE +

Kempe Taproom Takeover

A Free, In-Person Evening Out at Ratio Beerworks Join the Kempe Ambassadors at Ratio Beerworks and enjoy their summer offerings on top. Enjoy networking, free beer and food, and learn more about the Kempe Foundation. Event Details: Thursday August 19, 5–7PM RSVP by Tuesday August 17 Ratio Beerworks—2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205    

Updates from Under the Gold Dome: End of 2021 Session

The 2021 legislative session wrapped up work on June 8, about a month later than the typical Sine Die adjournment date. This delay was due to the legislative recess taken from mid-January to February to ensure lawmakers and their staff could be vaccinated. There were 678 bills and resolutions introduced, 502 bills passed, and as… MORE +

Kempe’s Response to the ‘State of Emergency’ for Youth Mental Health

On May 25th, for the first time in its 117-year history, Children’s Hospital Colorado declared a “State of Emergency” for youth mental health. This declaration comes following the release of staggering statistics revealing a 90% increase in youth mental health emergency visits between April 2019 and April 2021. These statistics give us a glimpse into… MORE +