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Southern Colorado Youth Go unveils new app aimed to help the youth participate in healthy events around Pueblo

Posted at 1:41 PM, Mar 21, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-22 22:13:32-04

PUEBLO, Colo. — Southern Colorado Youth Go(SoCoYoGo), is unveiling an app for the youth ages 13-18 in Pueblo.

The parent digital platform has been up and running for two years, but they are releasing the app to increase the usability and ease the performance of the digital platform.

SoCoYoGo created the app to encourage Pueblo's youth to earn points through the app for participating in positive events in the community, rather than using drugs and alcohol.

The app has its own version of a punch card, meaning the youth are able to allocate points the more they use the app, and turn it back into local businesses for free rewards. The point system allows them to earn Seeds which will eventually become Chiles, which can be stocked up over time, and redistributed into the local Pueblo scene.

“SoCoYoGo is the first innovative prosocial application specifically designed for our local community. This program was developed to close the financial gap so many of our youth encounter when they want to access some of our local prosocial events, activities and eateries,” said Kelsey Moore, a member of the Southern Colorado Youth Go Committee. “It’s easy to use and youth can quickly earn Chiles that can be redeemed for great items from our sponsors. All you need to do is sign up!”

Participating locations in Pueblo where youth may earn points include:

  • City and County Parks & Recreation Locations
  • Pueblo City Transit
  • The Riverwalk
  • YMCA
  • Pueblo Zoo
  • Lake Pueblo
  • Pueblo City-County Library District Branches
  • Arts Alliance Studios
  • Pueblo Mentoring Programs
  • After School Extracurriculars
  • Volunteer work
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Pueblo House

Participating locations in Pueblo supplying rewards to youth:

  • Colorado State University Pueblo
  • Pueblo Community College
  • Taffy’s
  • Arts Alliance Studios
  • School District 60
  • Pueblo Parks & Recreation
  • Pueblo Ice Arena

The app is free to register on.
For more information you can visit the SoCoYoGo website.


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