Join us for the 11th Annual Back to School Night. Back to School Night at Comedy Works South is our biggest fundraiser of the year welcoming more than 300 people and benefiting the students and programs of Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC). CYC is solving Colorado's dropout crisis.
MAP TO COMEDY WORKS SOUTH
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*additional food is also available to purchase
The YOU COUNT AWARD Honorees
Brooke Brown is the Executive Director of the Carson Foundation, a family foundation focused on improving ECE-12 educational opportunities in the Denver community. Brooke was previously a Spanish teacher at East High School in Denver Public Schools (DPS), and at Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA, where she also served as a Dean and coach.
She and her husband, Bill, are both proud DPS graduates, and are the parents of three young girls.Brooke was honored to receive an Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award from the Board of Education of Denver Public Schools in May 2015. Read her full bio on our website: youthforachange.org/events
Aviva Katz has been dedicated to helping students in Colorado succeed for over ten years. In her current role as the Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) Transitions Manager, she oversees the strategy aimed at improving the DPS graduation rate and decreasing the dropout rate by supporting students and their families in navigating school options and enrolling in settings where they can be successful.
Prior to working with DPS, Aviva taught 9th grade English for five years, including four years in Quito, Ecuador. Starting in 2010, Aviva also played an integral part in the success of CYC. Aviva began at CYC as an Educational Intervention Specialist working at West High School and then transitioned into managing the Educational Intervention program.
Read her full bio on our website: youthforachange.org/events
CYC Student Honoree
Kevin Romo moved to Aurora in 2014. He received his high school diploma in Mexico, but when he moved he found out his credits would not transfer. He met with the staff at Futures and enrolled right away. After one semester with Futures, he concurrently enrolled with the Community College of Aurora and Pickens Technical College. Kevin maintained A's and B's and worked full time to support himself. He graduated this past spring with a certificate in Diesel Mechanics and an Associate Degree in General Studies. Make sure to attend the event to hear Kevin's full story.
Monty Franklin is an Australian born stand up comedian now based in LA. He tours all over the world opening for Rob Schneider and is currently appearing in Rob's new TV Show 'Real Rob' on NETFLIX, about to start season 2. He has had roles on 'New Girl' - FOX and is the creator and star of 'The Manny' - TV Pilot. Monty also headlines some of the most sought after comedy clubs in the world including The Improv Comedy Clubs and The Laugh Factory. Monty's name was recently added to the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, up there with all the greats like Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams and Steve Martin, he is the first Australian on the wall, a great honor.