Center offers support and connection to those impacted by violence

HIGHLANDS RANCH – It’s a place for connection, community and support.

The STEM Center for Strength is a grant-funded resiliency center offering “trauma-informed care,” resources, connection and community for those impacted by the shooting on May 7, 2019, at STEM School Highlands Ranch.


Mental health experts, school district respond to shooting tragedy

March 23, 2021

Waves of shock and grief rippled through Colorado on March 22 as a mass shooting left 10 people dead, including Boulder police officer Eric Talley. The incident unfolded less than one week after another mass shooting killed eight in Georgia.



New center provides support for STEM School community

May 6, 2020

Suzi McKay wishes she could have known in 2013 what she knows now.

That year, her daughter was a 15-year-old sophomore at Arapahoe High School in Centennial when a shooting rocked the community. In the years since, she’s learned more about helping her daughter handle stress and anxiety “in a more purposeful way,” and how to self-advocate.


Community Approaches One Year Since the May 7th Incident at STEM School Highlands Ranch HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (April 30, 2020) — The STEM Center for Strength has recently opened virtually to provide resiliency services, counseling, education and resources…