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Youth Congress provides students opportunity to address issues that affect them

DENVER - High school students are invited to attend the fifth annual Douglas County Youth Congress, an opportunity for our youth leaders to work with elected officials and other adults to address issues that affect the lives of Douglas County kids.The event, which will be held on September 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, is open to all Douglas County high school students.
 
Transportation and lunch will be provided, plus participants who attend the entire day will receive Community Service hours
 
Every year the participants explore a myriad of issues, considering possible solutions for problems that Douglas County youth face.
 
Topics for include:
 
Fracking
Block Schedules
Violence and Video Games
Art in School
Teen Driving laws
School Budgets
Sugary Drinks
College and jobs/loan
 
2013 Printable Brochure
 
Requirements:  
Must be in 9-12 grade
Attend a Douglas County School (private or public)
Parent or guardian permission to attend
 
Register:
RSVP to Marsha Alston, Youth Services Program Manager at 303.688.4825 ext 5327 or e-mail at malston[at]douglas.co[dot]us Please include your selected topics of interest with your RSVP.
 
Sample Agenda:
 
8:30 a.m.
- Check in for Delegates
- Meet your Elected Officials
- Keynote Speaker
 
10:45 a.m.
- Break out into Small Workgroups
- Working Lunch / Dome Tours
 
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
- Presentations by Workgroups and discussion with Elected Officials
 
About Youth Congress
Youth Congress is a project of the Douglas County Youth Initiative, in partnership with the Douglas County Partnership of Governments

November 14, 2013 | By rmbarber | Category:

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”