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Trailhead Institute

Colorado WISE began in 2009, two years after passage of an "if, then" policy stipulating that when sex education is taught, it must be science-based and comprehensive.  This legislation and other advocacy efforts created an opportunity to "move the needle" related to sex education in Colorado. In 2018, the WISE program moved from Colorado Youth Matter to the Trailhead Institute. The program's core objective remains the same: to increase the capacity of Colorado schools to implement evidence-informed CSE programs that comply with state law. As part of this effort, WISE Colorado works with numerous state organizations to identify ready school districts and support them in adopting policies and practices in support of their sex education goals.