Menu
  • Employee Resources
  • Language
    Stay

Nominate a special teenager for a Douglas County Youth Initiative award

seven faces of teens of varying ethnicities cropped tightly in columns
DOUGLAS COUNTY - Do you know a special teenager, between the ages of 13 and 19, who resides in Douglas County and has overcome adversity and created positive change in their lives, as well as the lives of others?
 
Nominations for the 2017 Douglas County Outstanding Youth Awards are now being accepted. Ten award recipients will have the opportunity to share their special night with family members, their adult supporters and elected officials at an April reception hosted by the Douglas County Youth Initiative at the Douglas County Commissioners Hearing Room in Castle Rock.
 
“The young people who are recognized with these awards are people who very often have not received public recognition for their personal achievements,” said Douglas County Commissioner David Weaver. “This event not only calls attention to the untold stories of achievement by our community’s youth, it is also an opportunity for area businesses, the community at large, civic leaders and educators to demonstrate their belief in and support of young people in our community by recognizing them for the individual challenges they have overcome.”
 
This one-of-a-kind award encompasses all youth: youth who have not finished their K-12 education, youth in traditional classroom settings, youth in group homes, youth in alternative schools, youth in foster homes and emancipated youth.
 
Award recipients will receive a signed letter from elected officials recognizing the teen’s achievements, a $100 certificate for educational or activity fees to be redeemed at a later date and County-wide recognition of their award.
 
Nominators will be invited to speak at the ceremony about the obstacles the individual they nominated overcame and how those individuals have inspired change.
 
For more information on the Douglas County Outstanding Youth Awards, please click here or contact Marsha Alston at malston[at]douglas.co[dot]us or 303-688- 4825.
 
Nomination forms may be filled out online or downloaded and must be filled out no later than March 31, 2017.
 
The Douglas County Youth Initiative was established in 2005 to coordinate local youth-serving efforts and asses the needs of the County’s youngest residents. It is an active collaboration between Douglas County Government, the Douglas County School District, the City of Lone Tree, the Town of Castle Rock, the Town of Parker, the Douglas County Library District and the Highlands Ranch Metro District.
January 25, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Communications

District News

kids running outside as part of a race

DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

How are we doing?

We want to hear from you! How often do you prefer to receive email newsletters from DCSD? How can we improve the news and information you receive? This brief survey should only take a minute or two of your time. Thank you for giving us your input!

Tell us what you think, here!

 

glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.