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Teens for the Future

Four DCSD teen representatives from Teens for the Future, Douglas County Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Leadership Board, joined over 300 teen leaders from around the nation for the CASDA's 16th annual mid-year training institute. “After four days of intensive training, participants returned to their communities with new skills and strategies, and a clearer roadmap to create environments where young people can thrive,” said Gen. Arthur T. Dean, CADCA's Chairman and CEO. The representatives from Teens for the Future chose to focus their efforts on prevention of underage drinking and can't wait to kick off their action plan.

August 13, 2017 | By jhatt | Category: Prevention and School Culture

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Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.

When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.

The Apple Awards honors and celebrates excellence in education. This year, more than 5,000 nominations were submitted. 188 Apple Representatives from schools and departments were then selected by the Foundation in January. Of this outstanding group of education leaders, five individuals were awarded with an Apple Award.