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Are you in high school and want a leadership opportunity?

Apply now for Oct. 25 Youth Congress

Collage of Teens

High school students from throughout Douglas County are invited to connect with area civic leaders and other teens while learning how to think critically about issues relevant to them and then address an audience of community leaders.

Youth Congress empowers teenagers from all walks of life to make a difference through collaborative problem solving and the sharing of ideas as they work side by side with area civic leaders and have their voices heard.

This is an opportunity for teens to help solve problems that affect teens by finding creative solutions to topics such as mental health resources, parent education, youth engagement and more.

During Youth Congress, students, legislators and community leaders work together in the spirit of creating positive change. Participants work in small groups of 10 students and three civic leaders, ranging from community leaders to local legislators to town council members, and at the end of the day share their ideas and present them to the full group.

Register online for this year’s Youth Congress. It will take place at the Highlands Ranch Mansion on Monday, October 25 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and lunch is provided.

For more information, please click here or contact Youth Services Program Manager, Marsha Alston at [email protected] or 303.814.5327.

Youth Congress is one of three cornerstones of the Douglas County Youth Initiative, which also offers the Douglas County Youth Awards and the Wraparound program.

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