WhyForge?

Because we recognize that every child has a choice and a voice. As Colorado Springs Teen Court, we served over 9,000 youth from the Pikes Peak region in 27 years.  As incredible as that journey was, we did not want to rest on our laurels. We wanted to do more for our community. And so Forge Evolution began. 

We know there are teens out there who need a place to belong, to call their own; we want to be that place, and we want to help them grow into the amazing young people – the leaders of tomorrow – that we see when we look at them.

Because they are more than "Gen Z", or "Gen Alpha", they are our future.

Two programs. Onemission.

Forge Evolution offers two pillar programs: The Teen Court Program and the Forge Evolution Program. Both programs provide teens with opportunities to grow, learn new skills, and gain pro-social bonds. The Teen Court Program is offered to participants who have been referred to us for a misdemeanor incident in lieu of a ticket; The Forge Evolution Program is a FREE, drop-in offering that is held once a week. Each week, a new subject and skill is introduced to participants in an engaging environment with help from our community partners! 

Teen Court

For 27 years, the Teen Court Program has addressed first-time misdemeanor offenses among our Colorado Springs youth. Referred to us by either School Resource Officers or the City Attorney's office, the Teen Court Program is offered in lieu of formal criminal charges.

Forge Evolution

Our Forge Evolution Program is a new program that allows us to reach more youth in the community. Through our programming, both soft and hard skills are learned in ways that are engaging, exciting, and inspiring!

Meet Bayleigh
Big sister and honor roll student.

Bayleigh came through the Teen Court Program for a shoplifting charge. As it was Bayleigh’s first time getting into trouble, the officer decided that the Teen Court Program would be a good fit for her. After working through our Community Impact Panel, Bayleigh came to ralize that her actions do not only affect herself, but that even minor thefts can take away jobs, increase prices, and impact corners of the community that Bayleigh didn’t even know existed.

Join theevolution.

We are working everyday to create exciting new ways to reach the youth of our community, but we could not do this work without help from all of you! Forge Evolution is so thankful for our community, our long-time supporters, and those who are just discovering our program. There are so many ways for you to get involved! 

Get Involved

Volunteering with Forge Evolution programs allow you to work closely with our participants and increase your involvement within our community.

Donate

Your donation grants Forge Evolution the ability to ensure that youth are receiving our services at a price that is manageable for them.

$50 can provide...

programming at a manageable rate for our low-income families

$100 can provide...

five sessions of our Forge program

$500 can provide...

best practice training to our 180+ volunteers