MenschSkills Parent Breakfast #3
Malena Jackson

All Denver JDS sixth through ninth graders participate in a weekly health and life skills class called MenschSkills. MenschSkills means just how it sounds — learning about all the things that go into being a person of integrity, an upstander, and a person who acts ethically and respectfully in the world.

Join us at our third MenschSkills Parent Breakfast where Colt Smith, clinical outreach associate at Sandstone Care, will answer questions related to drug/alcohol use and teens. This event is open to all Upper Division Denver JDS parents, regardless of your student's grade.

Tuesday, January 22
8 - 9:30 a.m.
Lower Division Discovery Lab

Colt is a Colorado transplant from Texas who has been working in the recovery field for eight years. His experience started as a house manager at a sober living community while playing music in a recovery band. Moving to Colorado was motivated by a position at an adolescent residential treatment center where a passion for helping teens developed. Colt’s work has included milieu counseling, admissions counseling, lead therapist, and program director of a non-profit adolescent early intervention program in Colorado. Colt is a storyteller and has lectured more than 1,000 times about substance use in schools across Colorado. In the position of clinical outreach associate, Colt focuses on fostering meaningful relationships with our neighboring agencies to help young people and families find wellness.


Dr. Rachel Gall and Josh Lake
Creators of MenschSkills, Health, and Advisory

Questions? Contact Josh Lake at