Participating K-12 students are empowered to identify and address a range of salient social issues that directly impact their lives. In 2010, PA students coordinated a ten-mile march from Boulder to Lafayette to both celebrate the legacy of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez and raise awareness of immigration issues. Students have also created public murals to promote peace and inclusion, coordinated school assemblies and community workshops on teen pregnancy and gang violence, and developed PSAs to address a range of issues impacting youth. As part of larger campaign to raise awareness of the prevalence of teen depression and suicide, for example, students created a series of print PSAs for local RTD buses in collaboration with the City of Boulder's Youth Opportunities Advisory Board and the Second Wind Fund of Boulder County.
For additional project examples, see PA Yearbook.