Financial Fun Youth Engagement Zone
The Financial Fun Youth Engagement Zone is an activated space within the festival footprint designed for youth 4 to 16 years old. It promotes active and service learning and provides a lasting, positive experience tied to Juneteenth for attendees. 2,000 kids will earn ‘Fun Bucks’ by visiting booths where they learn the importance of saving, checking accounts and Juneteenth History. ‘Fun Bucks’ are used by kids as vouchers for entry to fun attractions such as a climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, bouncy castles, carnival games, karaoke stage and more.
Goal of YEZ
-To encourage participation in youth-focused programming-
-To develop skills necessary for positive civic engagement-
-To create an environment in which civil service is valued and proliferated-
-To foster new, positive, and sustainable relationships among Denver’s urban youth-
At the conclusion of the 2016 Juneteenth Music Festival, students will have a greater historical
knowledge of Juneteenth and the Gistoric Five Points community, a stronger connection with
local youth organizations, and will have developed meaningful relationships with like-minded
youth as well as parents, residents, and the community at-large.