After a deliberate and thoughtful planning process by the Partnership of Douglas County Governments, the Youth Initiative got rolling in September 2005 as a method of coordinating local youth-serving efforts and assessing the needs of the community’s kids. The Youth Initiative is a collaborative project between Douglas County government, the Douglas County School District, the City of Lone Tree, the Town of Castle Rock, the Town of Parker, the Library District, and Highlands Ranch Metro District – - as a result, the Youth Initiative serves the entire County as it strives to achieve the following:
The Douglas County Youth Initiative envisions a community in which youth are involved, valued, productive, protected and healthy.
Our mission is to unite the Douglas County community, including youth, parents, agencies, governments, schools, nonprofits and other adults, in our mutual efforts to:
- Collaborate effectively as a seamless continuum of services.
- Advocate for system improvements that will better serve youth and families of Douglas County.
- Support youth and encourage their contributions to the broader community.
- Effectively intervene with youth who are endangered by their decisions and/or situation.
- Support and expand opportunities for youth to express viewpoints.
- Support parents with resources, education and unconditional care.
Questions? Call Marsha Alston, Youth Services Program Manager at 303.688.4825 ext 5327 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Douglas County Youth Congress
Students, grades 9 through 12 are invited to attend the Sixth Annual Douglas County Youth Congress on September 16, 2013. Please call Marsha Alston at 303.688.4825 ext. 5327 for more information.
Youth Initiative Advisory Board 2013 Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held the second Monday of each month, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Castle Rock Police Department, 100 Perry Street in Castle Rock.
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The Guide has been updated as of December 2013.
Looking for recreation programs? Treatment options? Daycare referrals? The Guide has it all, from A-Z.
It’s all in the name – WrapAround. A community wraps itself around a family or individual in need, providing unconditional and nonjudgmental care that will allow for everyone to benefit.