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Youth Congress


Students, grades 9 – 12 are invited to attend Youth Congress,  held on Monday, September 24.

Registration for the 2018 Youth Congress is now closed.

2018 Youth Congress Information

  • September 24 from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    State Capitol
    200 E Colfax Ave
    Denver, CO 80203
    ( lunch will be provided)
  • Buses are available if needed, leaving promptly from Legend High School and Highlands Ranch High School at 7:45 a.m.

What is Youth Congress?
It’s an event where adult leaders work with youth leaders on issues that affect the lives of Douglas County youth.

Requirements and considerations for participation:

  • Must be in the 9th-12th grade living in Douglas County
  • Parent/guardian permission required to attend
  • Name, age, school, contact phone, and email for participant and parent/guardian required
  • Participants may choose their topics of interest from a provided list
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Participants will receive 7.5 hours of community service

Topics Include

  • Exploring Jobs and Higher Education Opportunities
  • Behavioral Health
  • 21st Century Learning
  • Teen Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Prevention Sources of Strength
  • ICAP Review
  • First Aide Mental Health

Please contact Marsha Alston, Youth Services Program Manager at 303.814.5327 or e-mail at 

Sample Agenda:

8:45 a.m.
– Check in begins at State Capitol
– Meet your Elected Officials

9:00 a.m.
-Keynote Speaker

10:00 a.m.
Youth Services Coordinator Marshal Alston explains the day’s proceedings

10:15 a.m.
– Break out into Small Workgroups

-A – 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
-B – 11:45 – 12:15 p.m.
-C – 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
-D – 12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

2:00 – 2:15

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
– Presentations by Workgroups and discussion with Elected Officials.

3:30 p.m.

Youth Congress is a project of the Douglas County Youth Initiative, in partnership with the Douglas County Partnership of Governments