Youth Awards

The Youth Awards program recognizes teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 who have overcome or are overcoming  some type of personal adversity and created positive change in their lives. The awards program provides businesses, the community and civic leaders an opportunity to actively demonstrate their belief in and support for young people in our community.  If you know a young person who would be a good candidate for the Youth Award, please help us identify them by completing the nomination form below.

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.

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.

Award Nomination Forms

Forms must be submitted by March 31, 2017.

  • Printable Form – after completion please return by mail or fax as directed on the form.
  • Online Form  – submit the form online

Award Recipient Reception

After selection of nomination forms, recipients and their families and nominators will be invited to a dessert reception.